Buffalo, New York Opportunity Zones

 
Number Of Census Tracts
81
Number Of QOZs
18
Percent Of Census Tracts
22.22%
Number Of LICS
18

Buffalo lies in the state of New York which automatically conforms to the federal tax code as it is amended. Both the city and state have adopted the new Qualified Opportunity Zone provisions.

Out of the 81 census tracts that exist within, or partially within the city of Buffalo 18 have been designated eligible for Qualified Opportunity Fund investment. This represents approximately 22.22% of the census tracts in the city. Of the zones that are eligible, 18 qualify as a low-income community. This means the poverty rate was above 20%, or that the median household income was below 80% of the state or metropolitan area’s median household income.

The remaining zones qualified as contiguous, meaning they were located adjacent to an eligible tract, and the median household income did not exceed 125% of that eligible tract. Buffalo lies in the state of New York which automatically conforms to the federal tax code as it is amended. Both the city and state have adopted the new Qualified Opportunity Zone provisions. New York has 514 opportunity zones, which means Buffalo contains 3.50% of the Qualified Opportunity Zones that exist within the state.

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