More than 30 percent of Buffalo residents lived in poverty last year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — New data from the U.S. Census Bureau says 30.5 percent of Buffalo residents were living in poverty this past year.

Buffalo Business First published a report on poverty in major U.S. cities, and Buffalo was low on the rankings — number 80.

The only three cities listed as having a poverty rate higher than Buffalo were Laredo, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. Detroit was ranked last, at number 83, with a 35 percent poverty rate.

According to the statistics, 75,841 out of 248,493 people in Buffalo were below the poverty line in 2016.

The top five cities were the following:

  • 1. Anchorage, Alaska — 6.3 percent poverty rate
  • 2. Plano, Texas – 6.7 percent poverty rate
  • 3. Virginia Beach, Virginia – 7.9 percent poverty rate
  • 4. Henderson, Nevada — 8.5 percent poverty rate
  • 5. San Francisco, California — 10.1 percent rate provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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