Downtown Demographics

Downtown DemographicsDowntown Buffalo has rich and diverse demographic information. Buffalo has a skilled workforce of more than 58,000 and offers 3.2 million square feet of Class A office space as well as a vast array of amenities and resources. Downtown Buffalo truly is the center of the Western New York region. For more detailed information about Downtown Buffalo Demographics, see the Award-Winning Queen City Hub Plan.

Downtown Buffalo - Is the center of Buffalo Niagara region which is home to more than 1.17 million people. - Has a skilled workforce of more than 58,000 workers.

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  • Features more than 3.2 million square feet of Class A office space, which rents for between $19.00 - $33.00 a foot.
  • There is an additional 3.1 million square feet of Class B office space renting for between $14.00 - $17.00.
  • Class B office space is available in a variety of formats from new loft offices to buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Is home to more than 1,100 businesses.


  • Is situated along a major North American fiber optic network making its location ideal for high tech / computer companies.
  • Is within 15 minutes of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport which has more than 100 flights daily.
  • Features an Amtrak station that serves three passenger routes.
  • Accommodates more than 42,000 passenger vehicles daily on two expressways.
  • Is the hub of the local transit network. Serviced by 34 bus routes and a light rail line, 22,000 passengers are transported each day.
  • Features more than 18,000 commercial parking spaces with an average monthly rental cost of $63.


  • Home to more than 8,300 people living in a wide variety of housing stock. With residents in waterfront condos, loft apartments, single-family homes and traditional apartment buildings.
  • Has a population of more than 120,000 residents within three miles.
  • Is experiencing a significant growth in the demand and supply of housing within the Downtown core.


  • Home to the City Campus of Erie Community College which has 2,400 students enrolled.
  • Is a short transit ride from the more than 40,000 students attending local colleges and universities.


  • Is home to 8 live theaters, a cinema, galleries and significant architectural sites.
  • Is reconstructing the historic terminus of the Erie Canal creating a significant regional and national tourism destination.
  • Has more than 1,500 hotel rooms within a ten minute walk of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
  • Attracts 7 million visitors annually to sporting events, festivals, concerts, theatres and tradeshows.


  • Features more than 60 restaurants and bars, catering to all culinary tastes.
  • Home to more than 50 retail stores, including a significant concentration of upscale retail jewelers.
  • In 2006, New Era Cap Company moved their corporate headquarters into the former Federal Reserve Bank building on Delaware Avenue. Investing $15 million to transform the building to accommodate their 285 employees is a positive sign for Downtown Buffalo. The building also houses a beautiful retail store showcasing more than 100 of their most popular caps.