Buffalo, NY 14221 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 14221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buffalo, NY 14221

Acceptable Alternative
Amherst, NY 14221
Williamsville, NY 14221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,251
  • Single Family Addresses: 18,541
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,351
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.98, Longitude -78.735
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Buffalo, NY 14221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 52,163
Population in Households 50,964
Population in Familes 40,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,199
Population Density1 2,177
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 22,302
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 13,704
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,485 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,817 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,487 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $185,936
Average Home Value $210,569


Median Household Income $75,923
Average Household Income $100,307
Per Capita Income $43,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.12%
Households -0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.28% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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 14221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 14221 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 # 80 95th
Population Density1 # 426 76th
Diversity Index2 # 670 62nd
Median Household Income # 400 77th
Per Capita Income # 254 85th

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