Buffalo Neighborhoods



Population Profile


Welcome to Open Data Buffalo's Neighborhood Population 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 population 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.
Hover over a visualization to view additional details, and select the focus mode icon in the top right corner of each visual to zoom in. Leave focus mode and return to the report by selecting Back to report in the top left corner. Select the full screen option in the bottom right corner to view the entire dashboard on a larger canvas, or view the dashboard at this URL
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The data presented in the dashboard is compiled by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) from the 2016 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 population indicators and variables will help you understand the results illustrated above. 

Age:
The age classification is based on the age of the person in complete years at the time of the ACS interview. Both age and date of birth are used in combination to calculate the most accurate age at the time of the interview.
American Indian or Alaska Native:
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. This category includes people who indicate their race as “American Indian or Alaska Native” or report entries such as Navajo, Blackfeet, Inupiat, Yup’ik, or Central American Indian groups, or South American Indian groups.
Asian:
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who indicate their race as “Asian Indian,” “Chinese,” “Filipino,” “Korean,” “Japanese,” “Vietnamese,” and “Other Asian” or provide other detailed Asian responses. 
Black or African American:
A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as “Black or African Am.” or report entries such as African American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian.
Foreign Born:
The foreign-born population includes anyone who was not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national at birth. This includes respondents who indicated they were a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a U.S. citizen. 
Male/Female (Sex):
Individuals were asked to mark either “male” or “female” to indicate their biological sex on the ACS questionaire.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. It includes people who indicate their race as “Native Hawaiian,” “Guamanian or Chamorro,” “Samoan,” and “Other Pacific Islander” or provide other detailed Pacific Islander responses. 
Race/Ethnicity:
The U.S. Census Bureau collects race data in accordance with guidelines provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and these data are based on self-identification. The racial categories included in the census questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically. In addition, it is recognized that the categories of the race item include racial and national origin or sociocultural groups. People may choose to report more than one race to indicate their racial mixture, such as “American Indian” and “White.” People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race. The racial classifications used by the Census Bureau adhere to the October 30, 1997, Federal Register notice entitled, “Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity” issued by OMB.
Some Other Race:
Includes all other responses not included in the “White,” “Black or African American,” “American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Asian,” and “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” race categories described above. Respondents reporting entries such as multiracial, mixed, interracial, or a Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish group (for example, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or Spanish) in response to the race question are included in this category.

White:
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as “White” or report entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian.

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.