The Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls MSA is a two country metropolitan area located in west New York. It has Buffalo, often times referred to as The Nickel City, as its anchoring city.
The population of the greater Buffalo area has been on the decline of the past several years, and one of the major reasons for this is the drop in population of Buffalo city proper. On the other hand the suburbs have kept a steady population over that time. One of the primary reasons for this is the steady flow of immigrants into the suburbs. Recently, Buffalo was ranked as one of the best places to raise a family, and this has brought many immigrant families to the area. Estimates have the foreign-born population growing at a steady pace on into the future.
Total Population: 1,135,230
- Foreign Born - 65,042
- Language Spoken at Home - 96,361