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Buffalo, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Buffalo had a population of 1,371 as of July 1, 2016. Buffalo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 41.4613 and longitude -90.7689 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2393454) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Buffalo is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buffalo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Buffalo, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,371
Population in Households 1,371
Population in Familes 1,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 534
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $191,538
Average Home Value $207,766


Median Household Income $78,357
Average Household Income $85,083
Per Capita Income $32,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.15%
Households 1.06% 1.06%
Families 3.55% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buffalo, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 230 77th
Population Density1 # 873 14th
Diversity Index2 # 354 65th
Median Household Income # 45 96th
Per Capita Income # 173 83rd

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