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Buffalo, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Buffalo had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 45.5842 and longitude -103.546 in Harding County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buffalo encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harding County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,881 feet.

The Town of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 1267302) 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.


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Buffalo, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Buffalo, SD Housing Affordability Index is 249
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Buffalo, SD Wealth Index is 69
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 337
Population in Households 329
Population in Familes 265
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density 609
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,318
Average Household Income $66,163
Per Capita Income $28,663
Wealth Index3 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $110,417
Housing Affordability Index2 249
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 172
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.23% 0.06%
Households 0.25% 0.12%
Families 2.6% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Buffalo, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 181 54th
Population Density # 166 58th
Diversity Index # 192 51st
Median Household Income # 234 41st
Per Capita Income # 229 42nd

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