Buffalo, New York
City of Buffalo
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Flag of Buffalo, New York
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Official seal of Buffalo, New York
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Nicknames: 
The City of Good Neighbors, The Queen City, The City of No Illusions, The Nickel City, Queen City of the Lakes, City of Light
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
Buffalo, New York is located in the US
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°54′17″N 78°50′58″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyErie
First settled (village)1789
Founded1801
Incorporated (city)1832
Government
 • MayorByron Brown (D)
 • City CouncilBuffalo Common Council
Area
 • City52.5 sq mi (136.0 km2)
 • Land40.6 sq mi (105.2 km2)
 • Water11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population 
 • City261,452
 • Estimate 
(2017)[1]
258,612
 • Density6,436/sq mi (2,568/km2)
 • Urban
935,906 (US: 46th)
 • Metro
1,134,210 (US: 49th)
 • CSA
1,213,668 (US: 44th)
DemonymsBuffalonian, Buffalite
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
142XX
Area code(s)716
FIPS code36-11000
GNIS feature ID0973345
Websitewww.city-buffalo.com