Buffalo Valley, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 3,516.
Males: 1,755  (49.9%)
Females: 1,761  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38544

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,513 (it was $30,865 in 2000)
Buffalo Valley:

$31,513
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,387 (it was $14,863 in 2000)

Buffalo Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,967 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Buffalo Valley:

$117,967
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $128,751; Detached houses: $143,649; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $52,379
Buffalo Valley races chart
  • White alone - 3,065 (97.5%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buffalo Valley: 158.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 81.4 square miles.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo Valley, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo Valley:

  • High school or higher: 61.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo Valley, Tennessee as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buffalo Valley to the number of sex offenders is 1,172 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 Valley CCD:  0.5% ($361)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Buffalo Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (43.5 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (58.6 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (406.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Baxter, TN (2.1 miles ), Granville, TN (2.9 miles ), Forks of the River, TN (3.1 miles ), Cookeville, TN (3.4 miles ), Gordonsville, TN (3.5 miles ), Gainesboro, TN (3.8 miles ), Dodson Branch, TN (3.8 miles ), Macedonia, TN (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 85.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

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

7.2%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Buffalo Valley, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo Valley-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Buffalo Valley place center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 76% 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 198.6 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 171.8 miles away from Buffalo Valley 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.3 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 101.1 miles away from the city 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 170.3 miles away from Buffalo Valley 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 219.3 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 Putnam County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Flash Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo Valley:

  • COOKEVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • COOKEVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, COOKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • HIGHLAND RIM HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • BETHESDA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MASTERS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALGOOD, TN)
  • SUNCREST HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SMITHVILLE, TN)

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

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 12 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 43 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 46 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 59 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Belmont University (about 61 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Lipscomb University (about 61 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 62 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)

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Notable locations in Buffalo Valley: Putnam County Fire Department Station 31 (A), Putnam County Fire Department Station 34 (B), Putnam County Fire Department Station 33 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buffalo Valley include: Silver Point Baptist Church (A), Hickey Church (B), Double Springs Baptist Church (C), Cedar Hill Baptist Church (D), Stanton Chapel (E), Rock Springs Church (F), Carrs Chapel United Methodist Church (G), Tucker Ridge Church (H), Vaden Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Huddleston Cemetery (1), Hughes Cemetery (2), Jared Cemetery (3), Tucker Cemetery (4), Wallace Cemetery (5), Whitaker Cemetery (6), Lafever Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Wayland Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Ensor Hollow Branch (B), Alcorn Hollow Branch (C), Brown Hollow Branch (D), Bryant Hollow Branch (E), Burton Hollow Branch (F), Leftwich Hollow Branch (G), Buffalo Branch (H), Sullins Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Putnam 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 39.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.13
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.72
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 44.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.63
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.8%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

10.4%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

People in group quarters in Buffalo Valley in 2000:

  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Buffalo Valley compared to Tennessee 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 significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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 Valley CCD (based on Putnam County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.70%
Here: 55.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsAssemblies of God
Adherents38.8%14.8%10.9%7.7%6.5%
Congregations23.3%19.2%8.9%15.1%2.1%
NameCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents4.4%2.3%2.2%2.0%10.4%
Congregations0.7%2.7%1.4%4.1%22.6%
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: 16
Putnam County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Putnam County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Putnam County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 56
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

27.3%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

13.5%

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from White County, TN  0.66% ($26,439 average AGI)
from Overton County, TN  0.56% ($22,920)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.38% ($29,277)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($140 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.05%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to White County, TN  0.69% ($26,448 average AGI)
to Overton County, TN  0.60% ($25,432)
to Davidson County, TN  0.45% ($28,170)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo Valley:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPTN (780 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • 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.)
  • WATX (1590 AM; 2 kW; ALGOOD, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHUB (1400 AM; 1 kW; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKM (1350 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo Valley:

  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBXE (93.7 FM; BAXTER, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WGIC (98.5 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • W206AJ (89.1 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHRS (91.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLQK (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WLIV-FM (104.7 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: WKXN INC)
  • WKXD-FM (106.9 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WUCZ (104.1 FM; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • W211AS (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJLE-FM (101.7 FM; SMITHVILLE, TN; Owner: LEON B. STRIBLING AND W.E. VANETTA)
  • W265BC (100.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo Valley:

  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 36.179444 Lon: -85.748611, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KNCS264, Licensee ID: L00344009
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/14/2022, Certifier: Tyler Smith
    Registrant: Putnam County Tennessee
  • ELMWOOD #2 RTU, Elmwood #2 Rtu - 0.22mi Ssw Of St. Marys Rd & Boyds Cedar Ln Intersection (Lat: 36.162361 Lon: -85.802222), Type: Rig, Structure height: 22.5 m, Call Sign: WQHB947
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2007, Expiration Date: 06/25/2017, Certifier: Michael D Morris
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8513, Email:
  • GENTRY, 14226 Nashville Hwy (Lat: 36.179444 Lon: -85.748611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQKI754
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2009, Expiration Date: 06/04/2019, Certifier: Randy Porter
    Registrant: Putnam County Emergency Communications District, 700 County Services Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1555, Fax: (931) 372-0295, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DURFEE GARY L MXLII (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4475G , Serial Number: MS1544, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Durfee, 400 Little Indian Creek Rd, Buffalo Valley, TN 38548
  • Aircraft: DURFEE GARY L MX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75422 , Serial Number: GD 72347, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Durfee, 400 Little Indian Creek Rd, Buffalo Valley, TN 38548

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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