Buffalo Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 688 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 326  (47.4%)
Females: 362  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55314.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,065 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Buffalo Lake:

$58,065
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,539 (it was $17,669 in 2000)

Buffalo Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,042 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Buffalo Lake:

$102,042
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,731; detached houses: $141,686; mobile homes: $50,103

Median gross rent in 2017: $752.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo Lake: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 63.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Buffalo Lake, MN (2010)
    • 65088.7%White alone
    • 618.3%Hispanic
    • 121.6%Two or more races
    • 60.8%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Buffalo Lake by year

Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(146.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(145.6)
1
(147.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(145.1)
3
(439.9)
1
(145.6)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(580.6)
4
(586.5)
5
(727.8)
3
(441.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(145.6)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)33.4171.680.147.1

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City-data.com crime index in Buffalo Lake, MN

Crime rate in Buffalo Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Scandinavian (3.9%), Swedish (3.0%), Norwegian (2.8%), Czech (1.7%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1074 feet

Land area: 0.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,106 people per square mile   (low).

Buffalo Lake, Minnesota map

78 residents are foreign born (10.3% Latin America).

This city:

10.3%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,695 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,627 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (57.4 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (68.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hector, MN (2.2 miles ),
Stewart, MN (2.6 miles ),
Brownton, MN (3.6 miles ),
Bird Island, MN (3.7 miles ),
Cosmos, MN (3.8 miles ),
Gibbon, MN (3.8 miles ),
Cedar Mills, MN (3.9 miles),
Fairfax, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.74 N, Longitude: 94.62 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buffalo Lake, MN in 2017
Buffalo Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Buffalo Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Buffalo Lake, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Buffalo Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (18.9%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (26.7%)
  • Truck transportation (9.6%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Chemicals (5.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (12.5%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Food (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Buffalo Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Food processing workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.0%)
  • Food processing workers (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Buffalo Lake city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 tornado 36.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from Buffalo Lake center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.2 miles away from Buffalo Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 239.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Buffalo Lake center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Renville County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buffalo Lake:

  • BUFFALO LAKE HEALTH CARE CTR (703 WEST YELLOWSTONE TRAIL, PO 368)
  • BUFFALO LAKE NURSING HOME (703 W YELLOWSTONE TR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo Lake:

  • RENVILLE COUNTY COMM RES (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BIRD ISLAND, MN)
  • BIRD ISLAND MANOR HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BIRD ISLAND, MN)
  • COSMOS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COSMOS, MN)
  • CONNECTCARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HUTCHINSON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo Lake:

  • Ridgewater College (about 36 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 43 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Central College (about 49 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 51 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 59 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 60 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public elementary/middle school in Buffalo Lake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buffalo Lake: Buffalo Lake (A), Oakdale Country Club (B), Buffalo Lake Fire Department (C), Buffalo Lake Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Buffalo Lake: Zion United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Buffalo Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Ancher Nelsen - Politician.

Renville County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo Lake and their reported violations in the past:

BUFFALO LAKE (Population served: 733, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-23-2006 and JAN-04-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St BCA signed (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2006), St BCA signed (JUL-19-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-18-2008 to FEB-19-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2009), St BCA signed (JUN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009), St Public Notif received (3 times from DEC-17-2009 to MAR-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-03-2013 to SEP-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2014)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-01-2005 to SEP-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2006)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
50 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Buffalo Lake (2011 data):

  • CenBank: Cenbank at 109 West Yellowstone Trail, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $53.1 mil, Deposits: $49.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central Trust Company

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo Lake:

Marital status in Buffalo Lake, MN
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo Lake:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buffalo Lake, MN (based on Renville County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,42523
Catholic3,8597
Evangelical Protestant1,96614
None3,480-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Renville County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Renville County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

9.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Renville County:

28.5%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Renville County:

14.2%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buffalo Lake:

48.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buffalo Lake:

43.7%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Buffalo Lake:

28.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Buffalo Lake:

21.2%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Buffalo Lake:

12.6%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Buffalo Lake:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buffalo Lake, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,948$41,6880$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,863$34,3560$0
Sewerage 1$2,396$28,7520$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,286$39,4326$2,506
Water Supply 1$1,711$20,5320$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$449
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$334
Totals for Government 6$17,204$34,4089$3,289

Buffalo Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $553,000 ($803.78)
    Liquor Stores: $349,000 ($507.27)
    Water Utilities: $211,000 ($306.69)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($223.84)
    Police Protection: $134,000 ($194.77)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($155.52)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($145.35)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($132.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($103.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($13.08)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($11.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($111.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $164,000 ($238.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $123,000 ($178.78)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($55.23)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($23.26)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($21.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($5.81)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $299,000 ($434.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($15.99)

Buffalo Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $180,000 ($261.63)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($52.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000 ($26.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $310,000 ($450.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $78,000 ($113.37)
    Interest Earnings: $42,000 ($61.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($5.81)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $333,000 ($484.01)
    Water Utilities: $112,000 ($162.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $224,000 ($325.58)
    Other: $30,000 ($43.60)
  • Tax - Property: $543,000 ($789.24)

Buffalo Lake government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,338,000 ($3398.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,548,000 ($2250.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000 ($1148.26)

Buffalo Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $776,000 ($1127.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $486,000 ($706.40)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KDUZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo Lake:

  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHZ (91.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo Lake:

  • K23FP (Channel 23; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K45FR (Channel 45; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)

Buffalo Lake fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 1986 05:30 PM, 212, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 1978 10:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.7mTotal length
  • $724,000,000Total costs
  • 2,051Total average daily traffic
  • 2,221Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • BUFFALO LAKE, 514 W Yellowstone Trail (Lat: 44.736222 Lon: -94.620639), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 56 m, Call Sign: KAO467,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2011, Expiration Date: 09/15/2021, Registrant: West Central Communications, Inc., 612 Industrial Drive Sw, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0811, Fax: (320) 231-2655, Email:
  • Nw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4 Sect 21 T 114 N R 31 W (Lat: 44.669694 Lon: -94.578611), Call Sign: KNEX543, Licensee ID: L00645386,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.350 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2003, Expiration Date: 02/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2013, Registrant: David M Karl, Rt 2 Box 62, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Lat: 44.737194 Lon: -94.612222, Call Sign: WPYY769,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.925 MHz, 456.925 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/03/2023, Certifier: Jeff Stamer, Registrant: Hecor Farms, 43596 Co Rd 11, Hector, MN 55342, Phone: (320) 848-2404

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • HECTOR, 85700 510th Street (Lat: 44.828806 Lon: -94.649889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137.5 m, Overall height: 142.3 m, Call Sign: WPNI861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6590.00 MHz, 6610.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2016, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Buffalo Lake, Lat: 44.737167 Lon: -94.622528, Type: Silo, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:
  • Buffalo Lake NE, Lat: 44.737167 Lon: -94.622528, Type: Silo, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:
  • BUFFALO LAKE, 52173 795th Ave (Lat: 44.736722 Lon: -94.624639), Type: Silo, Structure height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQXT247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2016, Expiration Date: 06/01/2026, Certifier: Daniel L Richter, Registrant: Pcs Technologies, Inc., 30 W. Water Street, St Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 222-5881, Fax: (651) 228-2645, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N0XQX, Licensee ID: L00739369, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Susan R Maiers, Registrant: Susan R Maiers, 424 Nw 4th St, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26943 , Serial Number: 4255, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Blue House Veterinary LLC, 145 W Yellowstone Trl, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3606C , Serial Number: 31104, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/27/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Blue House Veterinary LLC, 145 W Yellowstone Trl, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 49572 , Serial Number: 15283476, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/07/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Brandon S Karnik, 53689 County Road 11, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5155U , Serial Number: 172RG0263, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Cloud 9 Aviation LLC, Po Box 134, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8919C , Serial Number: 22-1517, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Franklin A Schafer, 520 Nw 2nd St, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9343B , Serial Number: 55143, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry L Jr Juhl, Po Box 172, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314, Other Owners: David A Kienitz

Most common first names in Buffalo Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1480.2 years
John1380.7 years
Henry980.9 years
George977.7 years
Edward981.6 years
Herman878.7 years
Albert885.2 years
Ruth880.7 years
Emma888.1 years
Elmer782.3 years
Most common last names in Buffalo Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fischer1382.6 years
Mueller1082.4 years
Johnson983.8 years
Schultz882.1 years
Schmalz784.9 years
Rath780.1 years
Burgstahler781.8 years
Henschke779.4 years
Moritz779.3 years
Ahlbrecht675.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buffalo Lake, MN
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 7.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buffalo Lake, MN
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 23.8%Electricity
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Buffalo Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Buffalo Lake on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Colombia (population 500+)"
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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