This Buffalo Brief provides an overview of the geography and statistics around poverty in Niagara County.
Partnership for the Public Good — Jul 11, 2018
Unemployment in Buffalo and the surrounding region shot upward in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, but declined in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, unemployment rose in the city and region while falling in the state and nation.
Partnership for the Public Good — Jun 1, 2018
Like many cities in the Great Lakes region, Buffalo-Niagara suffers from severe racial inequality and segregation.
Partnership for the Public Good — Feb 28, 2018
Buffalo has a low proportion of foreign born residents compared to other cities. But an unusually high percentage of the region’s foreign-born are refugees. Buffalo has become a top location for refugee resettlement in the nation.
Open Buffalo, Partnership for the Public Good, PUSH Buffalo, VOICE Buffalo, Coalition for Economic Justice — Jan 30, 2012
Like many places in the nation’s manufacturing belt, the
Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan area has been losing population over
the past several decades. This decline reflects the long-term
shift of population from the Northeast and Midwest to warmer places
in the South and West, as well as the considerable loss of
manufacturing jobs in the region. Population loss has been
especially severe in the Buffalo area, however, mostly due to its
obvious weather disadvantages and an economy …