Buffalo, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,266. Population change since 2000: -11.2%
Males: 599  (47.4%)
Females: 667  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29321.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,950 (it was $36,285 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$21,950
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,282 (it was $13,545 in 2000)

Buffalo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,322 (it was $43,400 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$71,322
SC:

$139,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Buffalo, SC (2010)

    Buffalo races chart
    • 1,06484.0%White alone
    • 17814.1%Black alone
    • 100.8%Two or more races
    • 80.6%Hispanic
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buffalo: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (19.1%), United States (16.3%), English (13.0%), German (10.4%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.01 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo,SC real estate house value index trend

Buffalo, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 72.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo CDP:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, South Carolina as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buffalo to the number of sex offenders is 317 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $465 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $242 (0.8%)

Buffalo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (41.1 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (58.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (511.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Union, SC (1.7 miles ), West Springs, SC (2.1 miles ), Monarch Mill, SC (2.2 miles ), Jonesville, SC (2.8 miles ), Cross Keys, SC (3.0 miles ), Cross Anchor, SC (3.4 miles) , Lockhart, SC (3.6 miles) , Pacolet, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 81.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

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

7.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Buffalo, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Buffalo place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 31.8 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 148.9 miles away from Buffalo center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 153.8 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 271.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.5 miles away from Buffalo center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo topographic map

Birthplace of: Don Reno - Musician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo:

  • OAKMONT OF UNION (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • WEST MAIN ST COMMUNITY RESIDEN (Hospital, about 3 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • DCI UNION (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • ELLEN SAGAR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; UNION, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Limestone College (about 23 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 25 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 37 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Winthrop University (about 40 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 40 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 40 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public elementary/middle school in Buffalo:

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Notable locations in Buffalo: Buffalo Fire Department (A), Buffalo Mill Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buffalo include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Buffalo Baptist Church (B), Buffalo United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Buffalo Cemetery (1), Rice Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.9%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Buffalo compared to South Carolina state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53350
Black Protestant3,42419
Mainline Protestant3,18020
Other2101
Catholic501
None5,564-
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
Union County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Union County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Union County:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

3.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

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 Spartanburg County, SC  0.98% ($26,763 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.16% ($21,400)
from Richland County, SC  0.15% ($31,071)


3.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

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 Spartanburg County, SC  1.36% ($31,338 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.20% ($22,789)
to Greenville County, SC  0.19% ($24,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo:

  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 5,200Total average daily traffic
  • 264Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,377Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SC0064, 1813 Main Street (Hv497 - Buffalo) (Lat: 34.725528 Lon: -81.684583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70 m, Overall height: 73 m, Call Sign: WQNG719
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2011, Certifier: Madanraj Jothi
    Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2833Y , Serial Number: 18253833, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Mark E Lancaster, Po Box 507, Buffalo, SC 29321
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3887R , Serial Number: 17255387, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 804 Riley Rd, Buffalo, SC 29321
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 50590 , Serial Number: 17264212, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1974
    Registrant (Individual): William T Belue, Po Box 41, Buffalo, SC 29321
  • Aircraft: KOLB CO INC FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 92755 , Serial Number: FS 471, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 2257 Mount Lebanon Rd, Buffalo, SC 29321

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Buffalo, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5369.6 years
William3174.3 years
Robert2568.1 years
John2267.5 years
Mary1974.8 years
George1571.9 years
Willie1173.3 years
Annie1077.1 years
Joseph1076.0 years
Lillie1083.7 years
Most common last names in Buffalo, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lawson4273.7 years
Haney2974.4 years
Smith2275.9 years
Oshields2073.3 years
West1968.9 years
Gregory1864.4 years
Lancaster1777.9 years
Kingsmore1675.7 years
Medford1477.6 years
Peake1372.8 years
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