Buffalo–Niagara_Falls_metropolitan_area Latitude and Longitude:

42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.900°N 78.850°W / 42.900; -78.850
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Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area
Buffalo–Cheektowaga, NY
Metropolitan statistical aea
Buffalo skyline
Buffalo skyline
Map of Buffalo–Cheektowaga–Olean, NY CSA
Coordinates: 42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.9°N 78.85°W / 42.9; -78.85
Country United States
State New York
Largest city Buffalo
Other cities - Niagara Falls
 - Tonawanda
 - North Tonawanda
 - Lackawanna
 - Lockport
 - Olean
 • Total1,567 sq mi (4,060 km2)
 (2020) [1]
 • TotalIncrease 1,166,902
 • Rank 49th in the U.S. Increase
 • Density718/sq mi (277/km2)
 • MSA$84.673 billion (2022)

The Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan statistical area is a metropolitan area, designated by the United States Census Bureau, encompassing two counties - Erie and Niagara - in the state of New York. It has a population of over 1.1 million people and is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state. As of the 2020 U S. census, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,166,902. The larger Buffalo Niagara Region is an economic zone consisting of eight counties in Western New York.

In 2010, the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area was ranked the 10th best place in the U.S. for working mothers by ForbesWoman magazine. [3]






Census-designated places

Indian Reservations


Historical population
Census Pop.Note
Historical Population Figures [4]

As of the 2020 Census [5] there were 1,166,902 people residing in the MSA. It was 74.5% White, 13.0% Black or African American, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% Other and 5.5% two or more Races. 5.8% of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino.


Amtrak stations

Station Code City County Lines served
Buffalo–Depew BUF Depew Erie Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
Buffalo – Exchange Street BFX Buffalo Erie Empire Service, Maple Leaf
Niagara Falls NFL Niagara Falls Niagara Empire Service, Maple Leaf

Major airports

Airport IATA code ICAO code County
Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF KBUF Erie
Niagara Falls International Airport IAG KIAG Niagara

Major highways

Combined Statistical Area

The Buffalo–Cheektowaga–Olean combined statistical area (CSA), which includes the Buffalo–Niagara Falls MSA and adds Cattaraugus County, had a population of 1,215,826 inhabitants. It is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, which contains an estimated 54 million people.

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Buffalo–Cheektowaga (Erie and Niagara counties)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)

See also


  1. ^ "2010 Census Data - 2010 Census". Archived from the original on March 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Total Gross Domestic Product for Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (MSA)". Federal Reserve Economic Data. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Archived from the original on January 3, 2024. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  3. ^ Casserly, Meghan (July 26, 2010). "Full List: America's Top 50 U.S. Cities For Working Mothers". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 20, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Bureau of Census and Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 2010. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  5. ^ "Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area Demographics and Housing 2020 Decennial Census". Archived from the original on December 14, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2021.

42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.900°N 78.850°W / 42.900; -78.850