Buffalo, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Buffalo, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Buffalo had a population of 1,384 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Buffalo, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,384
Population in Households 1,384
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $81,563
Average Household Income $89,851
Per Capita Income $33,770


Total Housing Units 569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $218,687
Average Home Value $218,143


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.99% 0.88%
Households 0.87% 0.77%
Families 2.7% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

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, 2018 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 Density # 870 14th
Diversity Index # 368 63rd
Median Household Income # 41 96th
Per Capita Income # 199 80th

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