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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Hamburg is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 58,147. Hamburg is in Erie County. Living in Hamburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hamburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Hamburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hamburg are highly rated.
About Hamburg...
Population
58,147

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,652.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Hamburg

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,349
National
$55,322
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Hamburg Reviews

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Being from the Southtowns (any area south of Buffalo) I love living in Hamburg. Close to I-90 and Route 5 (which runs along the lake into downtown Buffalo). Every store I need is here, including McKinley Mall. The convenience is great! Overall safe and homey feeling. The village is nice. Mostly middle class and upper middle class folks. A few Section 8, but they tend to move in and out (not much "action" here and head back to the city). Orchard Park and East Aurora are not that far. We are not too far from the country-you can ski and snowmobile. The lake is great is the summer. We have our own town park on the lake-which is for residents only. A huge recreational area and plenty of parks. It's a great place to raise a family. High taxes, like most middle class suburbs around Buffalo-but you get what you pay for---good schools and a safe town.
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I moved to Hamburg a little over a year ago after my girlfriend talked me into moving here from Buffalo. I reluctantly agreed to move here and I have never once regretted my decision. Hamburg is a nice peaceful town, very quiet. There is plenty to do in and around Hamburg (Buffalo's only 15 minutes away) and everything I need is pretty much in the immediate vicinity.
My girlfriend and I enjoy living here and our dog, Bug, absolutely loves taking nice long walks all over town (within reason, of course!). Ultimately, I'm glad my girlfriend talked me into moving here. I look forward to a very happy future here and hope to one day own a nice home not too far from where I'm living now (Off Rogers Rd, between Routes 79 and 5.
Hamburg has been my home since I was a child. Although I live in the town where there isn’t much to do, walking the streets was always an option when it came to being bored and hanging out with friends. I was never afraid to walk the neighborhood with friends or by myself. I was always familiar with the faces I’d see because I’d remember them from the traditional walking route my friends and I would take or we’d see familiar faces from class at school. That was the go-to spot, cause kids would also skateboard in the parking lot and there would be 30 skateboarders all just hanging out and taking pictures and videos of each other doing tricks. And they were always friendly boys. Hamburg is full of kind characters and is a quiet neighborhood even when it’s packed with children. If I ever left Hamburg to live somewhere else I’ll probably never stop dreaming of here and the memories made here.