Buffalo, NY 14226 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 14226: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buffalo, NY 14226

Acceptable Alternative
Amherst, NY 14226
Eggertsville, NY 14226
Snyder, NY 14226

Not Acceptable, USPS
Snyder Square, NY 14226

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,486
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,911
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,704
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.97, Longitude -78.799
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Buffalo, NY 14226 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,582
Population in Households 28,840
Population in Familes 21,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 742
Population Density1 4,255
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 12,703
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,105 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,598 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 596 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $139,919
Average Home Value $170,192


Median Household Income $58,650
Average Household Income $86,143
Per Capita Income $37,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.05%
Households 0.15% 0.14%
Families -0.06% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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 14226 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 14226 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 # 219 87th
Population Density1 # 308 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 498 71st
Median Household Income # 698 60th
Per Capita Income # 404 77th

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