Buffalo, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,298.
Males: 1,151  (50.1%)
Females: 1,147  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42748

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,721 (it was $29,905 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$35,721
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,870 (it was $15,961 in 2000)

Buffalo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,730 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$95,730
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,394; Detached houses: $131,509; Mobile homes: $30,515
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  • White alone - 2,194 (96.7%)
  • Black alone - 30 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buffalo: 145.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 72.8 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 65.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo CCD:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Buffalo, Kentucky as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buffalo to the number of sex offenders is 2,298 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Buffalo CCD:  0.5% ($387)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Buffalo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (51.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Summersville, KY (2.8 miles ), Saloma, KY (3.0 miles ), Raywick, KY (3.1 miles) , Magnolia, KY (3.1 miles ), Hodgenville, KY (3.2 miles ), New Hope, KY (3.2 miles) , Magnolia-Upton, KY (3.3 miles ), New Haven, KY (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 85.58 W

Area code: 270

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

6.3%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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

Average climate in Buffalo, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Buffalo place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 23.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 141.9 miles away from the city 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 102.1 miles away from Buffalo 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 124.9 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 155.1 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 140.8 miles away from Buffalo center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 103.3 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 Larue County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo:

  • SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HODGENVILLE, KY)
  • CAMPBELLSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Campbellsville University (about 17 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 32 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Sullivan University (about 50 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 51 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • University of Louisville (about 51 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 53 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)

Public elementary/middle school in Buffalo:

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Branch (A), Beaver Dam Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Larue County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo that have no violations reported:

  • LARUE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT #1 (Population served: 9,225, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Buffalo compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Buffalo (2011 data):

  • Bank of Buffalo: Bank Of Buffalo at 2441 Greensburg Road, branch established on 1901/01/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $74.5 mil, Deposits: $55.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Buffalo Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buffalo CCD (based on Larue County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.64%
Here: 78.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionSeparate Baptists in ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents61.4%9.3%8.4%6.0%4.6%
Congregations47.4%10.5%2.6%10.5%5.3%
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.1%2.1%1.8%1.2%3.2%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%13.2%
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: 4
Larue County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Larue County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Larue County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Larue County:

29.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.8%
State:

15.9%

7.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 Hardin County, KY  3.20% ($29,150 average AGI)
from Nelson County, KY  0.40% ($27,550)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.32% ($28,188)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 Hardin County, KY  2.89% ($29,229 average AGI)
to Hart County, KY  0.50% ($19,360)
to Nelson County, KY  0.50% ($28,520)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXAM (1430 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, KY; Owner: MARK GOODMAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WAKY (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Buffalo, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Buffalo fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 2005 08:33 PM, Sr-61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 766
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 933

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.464944 Lon: -85.479778, Call Sign: WQKZ317
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.287 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 451.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2009, Expiration Date: 11/03/2019, Certifier: Jim Morris
    Registrant: Mobile Comms. Svc. Bowlng Grn., 926 Shive Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42103, Phone: (270) 843-3519, Fax: (270) 842-6566, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buffalo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6104H , Serial Number: 19263, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Juanita E Mccoy, Route 1 Po Box 27, Buffalo, KY 42716
  • Aircraft: MATTINGLY EDDIE D KOLB FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 8613W , Serial Number: F1183
    Registrant (Individual): Eddie D Mattingly, 1048 Ferrill Hill Rd, Buffalo, KY 42716
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 93150 , Serial Number: 15285419, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1981
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Eddie D Mattingly, 1048 Ferrill Hill Rd, Buffalo, KY 42716, Other Owners: Elizabeth C Reesor

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Buffalo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buffalo, KY

Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #75 (42748) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
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