Buffalo Neighborhoods

Social Profile

Welcome to Open Data Buffalo's Neighborhood Social Profile! This is your gateway to data, maps, and other resources describing Buffalo's 35 planning neighborhoods compiled by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA). Explore social data for any number of neighborhoods by clicking directly on the map below (hold down the control key to select multiple neighborhoods), or make your selection using the dropdown neighborhood filter. Zoom in on the interactive map manually or by making a selection.
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The data presented in the dashboard is compiled by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. For more information on the survey methodology, procedure, compatibility, history, and more, check out the United States Census Bureau website. The following alphabetized definitions of social indicators and variables will help you understand the results illustrated above. 

Bachelor's (Educational Attainment):
This variable aggregates any amount of college credit beyond a high school diploma, including an Associate's degree, that did not result in a Bachelor's degree.
< High School (Educational Attainment):
This variable aggregates respondents who attended any level of schooling up to Grade 12 and did not attain a High School diploma.
Associate's (Educational Attainment):
The category “Associate’s degree” included people whose highest degree is an associate’s degree, which generally requires 2 years of college level work and is either in an occupational program that prepares them for a specific occupation, or an academic program primarily in the arts and sciences. The course work may or may not be transferable to a bachelor’s degree.
Education Attainment:
Educational attainment data are tabulated for people 18 years old and over. Respondents are classified according to the highest degree or the highest level of school completed. 
Family (Children):
A family with children includes a son or daughter by birth, a stepchild, or adopted child living with the householder who is unmarried and under the age of 18. The category excludes sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and foster children.
Family (No Children):
A family without children consists of a householder and one or more other people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption but does not include a son or daughter by birth, a stepchild, or adopted child living with the householder who is unmarried and under the age of 18. All people in a household who are related to the householder are regarded as members of his or her family. A family household may contain people not related to the householder, but those people are not included as part of the householder’s family in tabulations. Thus, the number of family households is equal to the number of families, but family households may include more members than do families. A household can contain only one family for purposes of tabulations.
Graduate (Educational Attainment):
This category included Master's degrees, Professional degrees, and Doctorate degrees. Master’s degrees include the traditional MA and MS degrees and field-specific degrees, such as MSW, MEd, MBA, MLS, and MEng. 
High School (Educational Attainment):
This variable aggregates respondents who received a regular high school diploma and did not attend college were instructed to report “Regular high school diploma.” Respondents who received the equivalent of a high school diploma (for example, passed the test of General Educational Development (G.E.D.)), and did not attend college, were instructed to report “GED or alternative credential.
A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit. (People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters.) A housing unit is a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters. Separate living quarters are those in which the occupants live separately from any other people in the building and which have direct access from the outside of the building or through a common hall. The occupants may be a single family, one person living alone, two or more families living together, or any other group of related or unrelated people who share living arrangements.
Householders (HHs):
One person in each household is designated as the householder. In most cases, this is the person or one of the people in whose name the home is owned, being bought, or rented and who is listed on line one of the survey questionnaire. If there is no such person in the household, any adult household member 15 years old and over could be designated as the householder. Households are classified by type according to the sex of the householder and the presence of relatives. Two types of householders are distinguished: a family householder and a non-family householder. A family householder is a householder living with one or more individuals related to him or her by birth, marriage, or adoption. A nonfamily householder is a householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.
A spouse includes a person married to and living with the householder. The category “husband or wife” includes people in formal marriages, as well as people in commonlaw marriages. In tabulations, beginning in 2013, unless otherwise specified, “Spouse” and “married couple” includes same-sex married couples.
A householder living alone or with non-relatives only. Unmarried couples households, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in non-family households.

City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA)
The aim of BURA is to promote efficient planning, financing and completion of neighborhood-driven development projects, to enhance and maintain quality and vibrant urban living in the City of Buffalo. They are committed to fostering a collaborative environment with the community, through accountability of their practices, outreach and advocacy effort for transparency, and building and empowering of the City’s residents. Their aim to become a resource and partner to City residents, other community development agencies, and staff in seeking results to the most pressing issues facing the Buffalo area. 
For more information, view the official website for BURA here.