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Buffalo, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Buffalo had a population of 1,232 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Buffalo, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,232
Population in Households 1,221
Population in Familes 983
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 880
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,527
Average Household Income $58,483
Per Capita Income $24,381


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $108,421
Average Home Value $132,438


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 342
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.08%
Families -0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

Buffalo, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 128 69th
Population Density # 179 56th
Diversity Index # 202 52nd
Median Household Income # 99 76th
Per Capita Income # 115 72nd

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