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Population in 2012: 346 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 

Males: 178  (51.7%)
Females: 168  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57720.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,548 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$46,548
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,494

Buffalo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,597 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$59,597
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,910; Detached houses: $76,814; Townhouses or other attached units: $30,444; Mobile homes: $59,897

Median gross rent in 2012: $683.

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  • White alone - 320 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buffalo: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Norwegian (21.1%), English (8.6%), Irish (7.0%), Hungarian (3.3%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/5/1949

Elevation: 2877 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo town:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $779 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $563 (1.1%)

Buffalo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (105.5 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (411.6 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (832.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Camp Crook, SD (4.6 miles) , Prairie City, SD (6.0 miles) , Bowman, ND (6.5 miles ), Gascoyne, ND (6.6 miles) , Scranton, ND (6.6 miles ), Rhame, ND (6.7 miles) , Reeder, ND (6.8 miles) , Bucyrus, ND (7.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,300

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Latitude: 45.58 N, Longitude: 103.55 W

Area code: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -108 (-22.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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

Average climate in Buffalo, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Buffalo town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/1999 at 13:28:52, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harding County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Buffalo, SD

Airports located in Buffalo:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Black Hills State University (about 77 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • University of Mary (about 156 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 157 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • Minot State University (about 213 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Casper College (about 235 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 241 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • University of Wyoming (about 313 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)

Public high school in Buffalo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buffalo:

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Library in Buffalo:

  • NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,730; Location: 410 RAMSLAND ST; 10,000 books; 250 audio materials; 350 video materials; 24 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Buffalo: Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department (A), Northwest Regional Library (B), Harding County Courthouse (C), Harding County Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Tipperary Lodge Motel (Po Box 113).

Court: South Dakota State - Buffalo-Harding County- Court System-Buffalo-Harding Co- Court H (Po Box 534).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.8. This is about average.
City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. There were 30 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.75
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 38.6. This is significantly worse than average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.56. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.56
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.275. This is better than average. There were 35 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.334


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.2%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buffalo, SD

Buffalo compared to South Dakota state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Buffalo (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Bank & Trust: Buffalo Branch at 102 Main Street, branch established on 1913/06/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $467.3 mil, Deposits: $416.1 mil, headquarters in Belle Fourche, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Belle Fourche Bancshares, Inc.

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 (60%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buffalo town (based on Harding County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.77%
Here69.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents38.6%36.8%10.9%8.5%5.3%
Congregations33.3%33.3%8.3%8.3%16.7%
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: 1
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

17.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Harding County:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,927$23,1240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$750
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$900
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,104
Water Supply 1$2,566$30,7920$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,572$18,8642$2,926
Totals for Government 3$6,065$24,2609$5,680

Buffalo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,000 ($5.78)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $180,000 ($520.23)
    Liquor Stores: $117,000 ($338.15)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($109.83)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($109.83)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($106.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($89.60)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($75.14)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($28.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($17.34)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($2.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $116,000 ($335.26)

Buffalo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($83.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($69.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($14.45)
    Highways: $4,000 ($11.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($31.79)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($23.12)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $119,000 ($343.93)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($86.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($8.67)
    Highways: $2,000 ($5.78)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($179.19)
    Total General Sales: $47,000 ($135.84)
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,000 ($23.12)
    NEC: $4,000 ($11.56)

Buffalo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $147,000 ($424.86)

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KPOK (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWMAN, ND; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buffalo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Buffalo, SD)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Miles North Of (Lat: 45.604139 Lon: -103.547389), Call Sign: WQZ995, Licensee ID: L00116685
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.030 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2004
    Registrant: Golden West Teletech, Inc., 919 Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57709

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Harding County Airport (Lat: 45.545833 Lon: -103.476306), Type: Building, Overall height: 2 m, Call Sign: WRLO2081
    Assigned Frequencies: 109.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/1995, Expiration Date: 09/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: State Of South Dakota, Transportation Bldg, Pierre, SD 57501

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA0CUL, Licensee ID: L00170138
    Grant Date: 08/27/2003, Expiration Date: 10/19/2013, Certifier: Frank R Clark
    Registrant: Frank R Clark, 73 Fourth St, Buffalo, SD 57720
  • Call Sign: WB0ZMW, Licensee ID: L01075160
    Grant Date: 10/20/2005, Expiration Date: 11/13/2015, Certifier: Norman N Westers
    Registrant: Norman N Westers, Box 264, Buffalo, SD 57720


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Buffalo)


Most common first names in Buffalo, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John780.9 years
William674.7 years
Donald565.6 years
Walter478.2 years
Joseph488.5 years
Gladys482.0 years
Carl484.2 years
Clarence382.0 years
Helen384.3 years
Henry377.0 years
Most common last names in Buffalo, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Penn973.1 years
Anderson787.0 years
Johnson775.0 years
Clark585.6 years
Heairet477.0 years
Smith466.5 years
Seppala477.5 years
Ruona471.7 years
Lindholm470.0 years
Dunn484.3 years
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