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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
Downtown is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York with a population of 4,477. Downtown is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Downtown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
4,477

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,012
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Downtown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,802
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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The atmosphere is perfect because it is not busy.
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There is a police garage on the street. Never any crime.