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The City of Buffalo had a population of 2,914 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Buffalo, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,914
Daytime Population: Workers 2,109
Daytime Population: Residents 1,853
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,962
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 2,796
Population in Familes 2,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 1,014
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $37,559
Average Household Income $53,353
Per Capita Income $22,608


Total Housing Units 1,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 688 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $84,100
Average Home Value $101,705


Total Households 1,191
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.78% -0.67%
Households -0.84% -0.72%
Families -0.29% -0.85%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 2017 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 # 207 80th
Population Density # 358 65th
Diversity Index # 367 65th
Median Household Income # 709 31st
Per Capita Income # 515 50th

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