Buffalo, NY 14217 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 14217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buffalo, NY 14217

Acceptable Alternative
Kenmore, NY 14217
Tn of Tona, NY 14217
Tonawanda, NY 14217
Town of Tonawanda, NY 14217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 718
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,866
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,445
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.973, Longitude -78.876
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Buffalo, NY 14217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,771
Population in Households 22,470
Population in Familes 16,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density1 7,112
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 10,615
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 5,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,784 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,831 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 614 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $111,017
Average Home Value $114,276


Median Household Income $47,577
Average Household Income $64,520
Per Capita Income $30,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.1%
Households -0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.25% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buffalo, NY 14217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 14217 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 291 83rd
Population Density1 # 232 87th
Diversity Index2 # 833 52nd
Median Household Income # 1266 27th
Per Capita Income # 739 58th

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