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Buffalo, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Buffalo had a population of 1,391 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 38.6118 and longitude -81.9816 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Town of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2390760) 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 Town of Buffalo is located within Buffalo-Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam 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, 2015.

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Buffalo, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,391
Population in Households 1,380
Population in Familes 1,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $87,811
Average Home Value $102,724


Median Household Income $40,268
Average Household Income $52,515
Per Capita Income $21,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.28% 2.14%
Households 2.38% 2.16%
Families 2.47% 2.06%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 119 71st
Population Density1 # 160 60th
Diversity Index2 # 183 55th
Median Household Income # 132 67th
Per Capita Income # 125 69th

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