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Buffalo Gap, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Buffalo Gap had a population of 130 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Gap: Buffalogap.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 130
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 107
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 425
Diversity Index3 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,067
Average Household Income $81,082
Per Capita Income $34,026

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $241,667
Average Home Value $285,656
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 69
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 1.2%
Households 0.54% 1.13%
Families 5.3% 1.2%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 264 33rd
Population Density # 204 48th
Diversity Index # 91 77th
Median Household Income # 92 77th
Per Capita Income # 60 85th

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