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Buffalo Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Buffalo Center is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Winnebago County at latitude 43.3894 and longitude -93.9428. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Buffalo Center, but most people and references simply refer to it as Buffalo Center, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Buffalo Center indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Buffalo Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 916
Population in Households 889
Population in Familes 704
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 415
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $55,342
Average Home Value $69,219


Median Household Income $44,068
Average Household Income $50,691
Per Capita Income $22,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% -0.04%
Households 0.58% 0.0%
Families 1.15% -0.16%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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 Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Center to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 311 69th
Population Density1 # 397 61st
Diversity Index2 # 139 86th
Median Household Income # 802 21st
Per Capita Income # 775 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.