Buffalo Springs, Texas

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Population in 2014: 454 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 215  (47.5%)
Females: 239  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 79364, 79404.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,774 (it was $36,389 in 2000)
Buffalo Springs:

$51,774
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,627 (it was $19,488 in 2000)

Buffalo Springs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $147,572 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Buffalo Springs:

$147,572
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $159,975; Detached houses: $163,153; Mobile homes: $92,096

Median gross rent in 2016: $962.

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  • Races in Buffalo Springs, TX (2010)

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    • 40589.4%White alone
    • 4710.4%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buffalo Springs: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (34.0%), English (12.1%), Irish (5.5%), German (5.1%), Iranian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3025 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 288 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo Springs,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Buffalo Springs:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo Springs village:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

15 residents are foreign born (1.1% Africa, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This village:

3.4%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,622 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,193 (0.9%)

Buffalo Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (10.0 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (259.3 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (289.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Ransom Canyon, TX (1.3 miles ), Slaton, TX (2.8 miles ), Idalou, TX (3.0 miles ), Lubbock, TX (3.2 miles ), Lorenzo, TX (3.7 miles ), Wilson, TX (3.8 miles ), New Deal, TX (4.0 miles ), Wolfforth, TX (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.53 N, Longitude: 101.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 806

Buffalo Springs household income distribution Buffalo Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +70 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Buffalo Springs, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Buffalo Springs village center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from Buffalo Springs center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from Buffalo Springs center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 178.7 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 Lubbock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo Springs:

  • SUNRISE CANYON HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • AURORA CAROUSEL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • PARKWAY MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • MERCY HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SLATON, TX)
  • SLATON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SLATON, TX)
  • SLATON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SLATON, TX)
  • 2503 ASH AVENUE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LUBBOCK, TX)

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

  • Texas Tech University (about 11 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 12 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • South Plains College (about 38 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 46 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Howard College (about 90 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 101 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 105 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)

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Lakes and reservoirs: Buffalo Springs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lubbock 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 2010 was 25.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 6.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Texas average:

14.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buffalo Springs village (based on Lubbock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant86,949241
Catholic36,23917
Mainline Protestant23,96043
Other11,25923
Black Protestant1,92414
Orthodox2082
None118,292-
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: 25
Lubbock County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Lubbock County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Lubbock County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 148
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lubbock County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buffalo Springs:

52.1%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buffalo Springs:

49.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Buffalo Springs:

8.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Buffalo Springs:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Buffalo Springs:

58.6%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buffalo Springs, TX 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$586
Totals for Government 0$0 2$586

6.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($157 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hockley County, TX  0.30% ($30,174 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.26% ($30,576)
from Hale County, TX  0.25% ($32,197)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.38% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.31% ($34,007)
to Harris County, TX  0.23% ($37,061)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo Springs:

  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KDAV (1590 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRFE (580 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: KRFE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBZO (1460 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKAM (1340 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLFB (1420 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: DREW BALLARD)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo Springs:

  • KKCL (98.1 FM; LORENZO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMX-FM (94.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLL-FM (96.3 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KQBR (99.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZII-FM (102.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTQ-FM (93.7 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KAMY (90.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJAK (92.7 FM; SLATON, TX; Owner: WILLIAMS BROADCAST GROUP)
  • KONE (101.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMMX (100.3 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KEJS (106.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: BARTON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOHM (89.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KQRI (90.9 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTXT-FM (88.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • K204EY (88.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRBL (105.7 FM; IDALOU, TX; Owner: TRIUMPH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOFR (107.3 FM; POST, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KAMZ (103.5 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: ALBERT BENAVIDES)
  • KAIQ (95.5 FM; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: LITTLEFIELD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KLVT-FM (105.5 FM; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: PAUL R. BEANE)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo Springs:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCBD (Channel 11; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KAMC (Channel 28; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: VHR LUBBOCK LICENSE, INC.)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KTXT-TV (Channel 5; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KJTV-CA (Channel 32; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KXTQ-LP (Channel 46; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K48GB (Channel 48; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT-LP (Channel 14; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT (Channel 22; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBZO-LP (Channel 51; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGLR-LP (Channel 30; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LUBBOCK TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KPTB (Channel 16; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $11,000Total costs
  • 200Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 400Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Buffalo Springs compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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