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Buffalo, Missouri - Basic Facts

Buffalo is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Buffalo.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dallas County at latitude 37.6439 and longitude -93.0924. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Buffalo, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,030
Population in Households 2,913
Population in Familes 2,280
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 1,059
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,246
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 780
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $87,544
Average Home Value $97,782


Median Household Income $29,125
Average Household Income $38,923
Per Capita Income $16,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.41% -0.45%
Households -0.37% -0.47%
Families 0.61% -0.65%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.43%
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, 2014 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 # 201 81st
Population Density1 # 332 68th
Diversity Index2 # 359 66th
Median Household Income # 910 12th
Per Capita Income # 869 16th

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