Buffalo County SD Information


Buffalo County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 2,000
Population in Households 1,997
Population in Familes 1,722
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $70,833
Average Home Value $130,323


Median Household Income $28,884
Average Household Income $41,576
Per Capita Income $11,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 1.15%
Households 1.0% 1.34%
Families 0.85% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents in South Dakota 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 # 60 11th
Population Density1 # 38 41st
Diversity Index2 # 16 76th
Median Household Income # 64 5th
Per Capita Income # 65 3rd

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