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Buffalo, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Buffalo had a population of 1,267 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,267
Daytime Population: Workers 218
Daytime Population: Residents 732
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,256
Population in Familes 1,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 905
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,313
Average Household Income $56,868
Per Capita Income $23,711


Total Housing Units 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $100,245
Average Home Value $124,941


Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 352
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 0.34% 0.53%
Households 0.34% 0.52%
Families 0.32% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

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, 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 # 129 68th
Population Density # 170 58th
Diversity Index # 183 55th
Median Household Income # 109 73rd
Per Capita Income # 118 71st

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