Buffalo, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 692. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
Males: 307  (44.5%)
Females: 385  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47925, 47960.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,270 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$51,270
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,934 (it was $15,062 in 2000)

Buffalo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,483 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$55,483
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $68,976; Detached houses: $81,643; Mobile homes: $42,725

Median gross rent in 2012: $764.

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Buffalo races chart
  • White alone - 647 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Buffalo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buffalo: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (31.8%), English (19.2%), United States (8.9%), German (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 2.39 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo,IN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 100.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo CDP:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $475 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $319 (0.6%)

Buffalo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (33.6 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (81.9 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (82.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Norway, IN (2.7 miles ), Monon, IN (2.7 miles ), Monticello, IN (3.1 miles ), Idaville, IN (3.2 miles ), Francesville, IN (3.2 miles ), Star City, IN (3.4 miles ), Burnettsville, IN (3.4 miles ), Reynolds, IN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 86.74 W

Area code: 574

Buffalo household income distribution Buffalo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Top executives (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)

Work and jobs in Buffalo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Buffalo, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Buffalo place center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 19.8 miles away from the place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from Buffalo center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from Buffalo center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo:

  • CDC INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • MONTICELLO ASSISTED LIVING AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • MONTICELLO COM HLTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - MONTICELLO (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • WHITE OAK HEALTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • WHISPERING PINES REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)
  • CDC INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MONTICELLO, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 38,271)
  • Valparaiso University (about 43 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 44 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 49 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 56 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 60 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 61 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)

Public elementary/middle school in Buffalo:

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Notable location: Buffalo Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Buffalo: Camp Buffalo (1). Display/hide its location on the map

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.7%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Buffalo compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Buffalo travel time to work - commute Buffalo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Buffalo CDP (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.99%
Here: 38.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran Church
Adherents18.4%16.7%13.4%10.9%6.6%
Congregations17.8%4.4%15.6%6.7%4.4%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents6.3%6.0%4.0%3.6%14.1%
Congregations6.7%6.7%4.4%2.2%31.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
White County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
White County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
White County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

13.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

29.1%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.3%

5.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tippecanoe County, IN  1.41% ($34,741 average AGI)
from Carroll County, IN  0.47% ($30,239)
from Jasper County, IN  0.42% ($24,634)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tippecanoe County, IN  2.07% ($29,800 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IN  0.41% ($30,878)
to Cass County, IN  0.40% ($25,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFRI (100.1 FM; WINAMAC, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WLQI (97.7 FM; RENSSELAER, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Buffalo)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 207 S. State Road 39 (Lat: 40.882028 Lon: -86.746028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: KNCS843
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022
    Registrant: Radio Resources, 3201 Morgan Creek Court, Valparaiso, IN 46385-2986, Phone: (219) 531-2566, Email:
  • Lat: 40.882028 Lon: -86.746028, Type: Building, Call Sign: WQPW492
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.690 MHz, 159.795 MHz, 159.945 MHz, 159.525 MHz, 159.990 MHz, 159.870 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2022, Certifier: Mike Anderson
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9PLL, Licensee ID: L01209031
    Grant Date: 11/02/2006, Expiration Date: 01/30/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2009, Certifier: Michael A Pope
    Registrant: Michael A Pope, 9795 Valley Court, Buffalo, IN 47925
  • Call Sign: KC9CDR, Licensee ID: L00549778
    Grant Date: 07/24/2002, Expiration Date: 07/24/2012, Certifier: David L Roberts
    Registrant: David L Roberts, Buffalo, IN 47925
  • Call Sign: W9BOX, Previous Call Sign: KB9PLL, Licensee ID: L01209031
    Grant Date: 01/10/2009, Expiration Date: 01/10/2019, Certifier: Michael A Pope
    Registrant: Michael A Pope, 9795 Valley Court, Buffalo, IN 47925

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Buffalo, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John773.7 years
Charles472.2 years
Mary479.8 years
Robert467.0 years
Edward381.3 years
Arthur377.7 years
Raymond379.4 years
Richard363.0 years
Walter375.0 years
William378.0 years
Most common last names in Buffalo, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Connell469.0 years
Davis471.3 years
Smith466.5 years
Hinshaw382.3 years
Hunt380.0 years
Miller386.0 years
Kacucewicz277.0 years
Harmon274.0 years
Alkire281.5 years
Luse263.9 years

Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, professional, and related occupations:"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #97 (47925) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries"
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