Girl power: Buffalo tops the list of most female breadwinners in the country!

January 25, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Buffalo tops another list! This time for having more female breadwinners than any other city in the U.S (for large metro areas).  That’s according to the new information from the Census Bureau.

The number of married couples in which the wife is the primary breadwinner has risen dramatically over the past several decades with rising female education levels and declining wage gaps.

The report show that the Buffalo region (Buffalo, Niagara Falls) has the most households where the female is the breadwinner in the family. Buffalo’s share of female breadwinners is 33% – with an average income of $70,000 – the men in those households earn an average of $33,000.

So what cities round off the top 5?

Buffalo, NY
Hartford, CT
Sacramento, CA
Memphis, TN
Raleigh, NC

Rochester also makes the top ten at number 12.

For more on this study, check out


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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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