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Buffalo, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Buffalo is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Putnam County at latitude 38.6118 and longitude -81.9816. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Buffalo, but most people and references simply refer to it as Buffalo, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Buffalo indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Town of Buffalo, WV Boundary Map


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,286
Population in Households 1,275
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 916
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $88,487
Average Home Value $96,025
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,429
Average Household Income $55,803
Per Capita Income $23,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.94% 1.05%
Households 1.16% 1.04%
Families 1.27% 0.97%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 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 # 131 68th
Population Density1 # 175 57th
Diversity Index2 # 168 58th
Median Household Income # 128 68th
Per Capita Income # 95 77th

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