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The City of Buffalo had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 37.7091 and longitude -95.6972 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2393456) 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 Clifton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 235
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 707
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,069
Average Household Income $64,615
Per Capita Income $26,349


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $76,316
Average Home Value $103,571


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 71
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.34%
Households 0.29% -0.21%
Families 0.2% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Buffalo, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 406 40th
Population Density # 383 43rd
Diversity Index # 484 27th
Median Household Income # 252 63rd
Per Capita Income # 312 54th

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