Some WNY areas will ring in population changes in the new year. The latest Business First population estimates show that 28 WNY areas will hit population milestones by April 1st. Tonawanda is first. Researchers say it's population will slip below 71,000 on New Year's Eve for the first time since the 1950s. Buffalo is expected to drop to 268,900 residents on January 2nd. Some areas like Alfred, Amherst, Clarence, Lancaster and Wheatfield are expected to gain residents.
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