B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$699
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Buffalo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    635
    273
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    400
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,076
    525
  • Theft
    2,875
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    379
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,918
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Buffalo, New York is one city to be reckoned with! A lot of residents like love it here and a lot of others say they don't enjoy it here for various reasons. Everyone has a different experience here, but for myself I know there's a lot of opportunities, honorable education like the University at Buffalo, and aid for colleges, as well as beneficial aid for people with low-income in numerous parts of the city. There's a lot to explore and tons of diversity! I love this city because growing up here made me learn to open my eyes to the world! The only thing I might want to see a change in, would be more internship opportunities.
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Buffalo is a wonderful and unique place that has much to offer. I've been luck enough to travel quite a bit so far, and Buffalo's local food still is number one on my list. We have famous architecture, historical landmarks, sport teams, beautiful fresh water beaches along the coast of lake Erie, local state parks, plus many different outdoor activities all year round. In Buffalo we are able to experience all four seasons which you can't find everywhere. If there is one thing I would want to change about Buffalo, it would be to get rid of some of the rundown factories. Although, it has gotten better over the years and is really starting to be a hopping place!
I love Buffalo, personally. I was born in Florida, lived in Virginia Beach growing up and have now found my forever home here. I've seen the city grow and flourish over my entire time here - new business, art, music, the food - everything contributes to this wonderful melting pot we live in. Even if you reside in the neighboring suburbs, everything is so close by! KeyBank Center, 716, comedy clubs, shopping, great schools, public parks, the waterfront and Canalside... the list goes on and on! I look forward to many more years in this beautiful city :)