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Buffalo Gap, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Buffalo Gap had a population of 130 as of July 1, 2016. Buffalo Gap ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo Gap is located at latitude 43.4922 and longitude -103.3153 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buffalo Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,261 feet.

The Town of Buffalo Gap (GNIS ID: 1267303) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Gap: Buffalogap.

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


Total Population 130
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 107
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $265,417


Median Household Income $53,763
Average Household Income $72,370
Per Capita Income $31,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 1.2%
Households 0.95% 1.39%
Families 7.4% 1.17%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.25%
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 Gap, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Gap to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 266 32nd
Population Density1 # 204 48th
Diversity Index2 # 89 77th
Median Household Income # 117 70th
Per Capita Income # 55 86th

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