Buffalo, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Buffalo had a population of 2,960 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 37.6452 and longitude -93.0966 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2393455) 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 North Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

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

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


Total Population 2,960
Population in Households 2,842
Population in Familes 2,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 1,030
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,217
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 762
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 502 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $91,713


Median Household Income $35,787
Average Household Income $50,690
Per Capita Income $21,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.65% -0.61%
Households -0.63% -0.63%
Families 0.04% -0.72%
Median Household Income   -1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 205 80th
Population Density1 # 353 66th
Diversity Index2 # 421 60th
Median Household Income # 717 31st
Per Capita Income # 504 51st

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