Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city and the county seat of Erie County, is home to over 200,000 people. Lake Erie’s easterly end, the head of Niagara River, and Southern Ontario are all within a few miles of each other. Buffalo is indeed the 76th most populated city States, with a 2020 census estimate of 278,349 residents. An estimated 1.1 million people will populate the MSA, which includes Buffalo and the Niagara Falls region, in 2020, making it the 49th-largest metropolitan statistical area in America, according to a report released in 2013. Between Boston and Cleveland, the biggest population and economic centre in New York State is located in Western New York, where Buffalo is located.
The Neutral, Erie, & Iroquois nations followed the Paleo-Indians, who had lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The French began their exploration of the region in the 17th century. During the Holland Land Acquisition of the 1800s, Iroquois land around Buffalo Brook was ceded and a tiny village was formed at its source. Buffalo was chosen as the Erie Canal’s terminus in 1825 after its harbour was improved, resulting in its inclusion in 1832. Port Huron’s development as the main inland harbour between the Lakes and also the Atlantic Ocean was boosted by the construction of a canal.