Buffalo, Wyoming

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Population in 2017: 4,584 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.5%
 
Males: 2,530  (55.2%)
Females: 2,054  (44.8%)
Median resident age:

47.8 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 82834.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,877 (it was $29,392 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$46,877
WY:

$60,434

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,754 (it was $19,054 in 2000)

Buffalo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $226,245 (it was $96,600 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$226,245
WY:

$214,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $894.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 58.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Buffalo, WY (2010)
    • 4,27993.3%White alone
    • 1593.5%Hispanic
    • 561.2%American Indian alone
    • 430.9%Two or more races
    • 300.7%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Black alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, Wyoming as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buffalo is 211 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Buffalo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(43.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.3)
6
(129.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(43.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(467.4)
16
(368.8)
26
(569.4)
27
(575.7)
12
(242.7)
15
(292.8)
18
(389.4)
12
(255.8)
14
(301.8)
9
(193.5)
13
(281.2)
6
(129.3)
2
(43.6)
8
(174.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(233.7)
15
(345.8)
6
(131.4)
11
(234.5)
20
(404.4)
24
(468.5)
12
(259.6)
7
(149.2)
10
(215.6)
18
(387.0)
12
(259.6)
11
(237.1)
6
(130.7)
8
(174.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
101
(2,360)
83
(1,913)
58
(1,270)
92
(1,962)
66
(1,335)
62
(1,210)
85
(1,839)
100
(2,132)
103
(2,220)
103
(2,215)
67
(1,449)
69
(1,487)
45
(980.4)
52
(1,135)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(163.6)
5
(115.3)
6
(131.4)
4
(85.3)
10
(202.2)
6
(117.1)
4
(86.5)
2
(42.6)
2
(43.1)
6
(129.0)
1
(21.6)
7
(150.9)
3
(65.4)
5
(109.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
1
(21.6)
2
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)224.4183.7219.4216.8146.4149.1176.5210.0271.2164.7134.1131.362.3136.2

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City-data.com crime index in Buffalo, WY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Wyoming average:

2.53
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), English (13.2%), Norwegian (7.0%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4650 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 1,299 people per square mile   (low).

Buffalo, Wyoming map

13 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Wyoming:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,392 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,211 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (134.0 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (321.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (801.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Story, WY (4.3 miles ),
Clearmont, WY (5.1 miles),
Big Horn, WY (5.2 miles),
Meadow Lark Lake, WY (5.3 miles),
Sheridan, WY (5.8 miles ),
Arvada, WY (5.9 miles),
Ten Sleep, WY (6.5 miles ),
Kaycee, WY (6.6 miles )

Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 106.70 W

Area code: 307

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, WY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buffalo, WY in 2017
Buffalo satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Wyoming:

3.8%
Historical population in Buffalo, WY
Historical housing units in Buffalo, WY
Most common industries in Buffalo, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Buffalo, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Religious workers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)

Average climate in Buffalo, Wyoming

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Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wyoming state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from Buffalo center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 352.4 miles away from Buffalo center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 146.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buffalo:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 497 WEST LOTT)
  • AMIE HOLT CARE CENTER (497 W LOTT)

Airports located in Buffalo:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Sheridan College (about 32 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 107 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 135 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 141 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 175 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 214 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 216 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)

Public high school in Buffalo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buffalo:

  • CLEAR CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 268, Location: 361 WEST GATCHELL, Grades: 6-8)
  • MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY (Location: 550 SOUTH BURRITT AVE, Grades: KG-2)
  • CLOUD PEAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 100 CONRAD, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Buffalo:

  • BIG HORN CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 2, Location: 201 ASPEN DR, Grades: 7)
See full list of schools located in Buffalo

Library in Buffalo:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $517,902; Location: 171 NORTH ADAMS; 55,400 books; 4,837 audio materials; 2,574 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 160 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Official Buffalo Wyoming City Government Web Site is at cityofbuffalo.vcn.com.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buffalo: Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department (A), Johnson County Fire Control District 1 (B), Bighorn National Forest Powder River Ranger District Fire Engine Crew (C), Buffalo - Johnson County Emergency Medical Services (D), Johnson County Search and Rescue (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sand Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum (100 Fort Street), Triple Three Ranch (Amusement & Theme Parks; 333 French Creek Road), Sports Lure Travel Adventures (Tours & Charters; 66 South Main Street), Bear Track Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 8885 US Highway 16 West), Little Big Horn Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 28759 Old Highway 87), W F O Racing & Repair (Tours & Charters; 172 US Highway 16 E).

Hotels: Motel 6 (100 Flatiron Drive), Blue Gables Motel (662 North Main Street), Z-Bar Motel (Bv) (626 Fort St), Comfort Inn Buffalo (65 US 16 East), Best Western Crossroads Inn (75 North Bypass), Rodeway Inn Buffalo (333 East Hart Street), Super 8 Buffalo WY (655 East Hart Street), Wyoming Motel (610 East Hart Street), Arrowhead Motel (749 Fort Street).

Court: Johnson County Government - Clerk Of District Court (76 North Main Street).

Johnson 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 and their reported violations in the past:

BUFFALO, CITY OF (Population served: 4,200, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2006), Fed FAO issued (FEB-21-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-21-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2005), Fed FAO issued (FEB-21-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
PARADISE GUEST RANCH (Population served: 120, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SOUTH FORK MTN RESORT, LLC (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-16-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-16-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MEADOWLARK SKI RESORT (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
DEER HAVEN LODGE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LAKE STOP (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), Fed FAO issued (DEC-12-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-23-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), Fed FAO issued (DEC-12-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2012), Fed FAO issued (DEC-12-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2011), Fed FAO issued (DEC-12-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo that have no violations reported:

  • DEER PARK MHP & CG (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BIGHORN MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Buffalo in 2000:

  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Buffalo (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Buffalo: The First National Bank Of Buffalo at 141 South Main Street, branch established on 1885/02/02. Info updated 2010/05/28: Bank assets: $216.0 mil, Deposits: $195.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Buffalo Bankshares, Inc.
  • Buffalo Federal Savings Bank: at 106 Fort Street, branch established on 1936/05/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $143.1 mil, Deposits: $128.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First Interstate Bank: Buffalo Branch at 40 East Hart Street, branch established on 1979/05/31. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • ANB Bank: Wyoming Bank And Trust Company/Branc at 99 South Main Street, branch established on 1906/03/31. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $1,746.7 mil, Deposits: $1,394.3 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Sturm Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo:

Marital status in Buffalo, WY
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 19.9%

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wyoming average:

9.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buffalo, WY (based on Johnson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,24312
Catholic1,1992
Mainline Protestant9036
Other4402
None4,784-
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: 4
Here:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Johnson County:

9.83 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

11.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

7.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

20.6%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.7%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.6%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buffalo, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$59,407$54,8370$0
Police - Other 9$32,532$43,3760$0
Streets and Highways 7$28,436$48,7470$0
Water Supply 6$24,707$49,4140$0
Other Government Administration 5$20,854$50,0505$2,450
Solid Waste Management 3$8,169$32,6761$3,366
Sewerage 3$10,525$42,1000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,393$52,7160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,908$46,8960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$5,348
Totals for Government 48$192,931$48,2338$11,164

Buffalo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $509,000 ($111.04)
    Regular Highways: $431,000 ($94.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($7.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,802,000 ($393.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,006,000 ($219.46)
    Water Utilities: $788,000 ($171.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($99.48)
    Sewerage: $411,000 ($89.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000 ($83.12)
    Financial Administration: $284,000 ($61.95)
    General Public Buildings: $233,000 ($50.83)
    Public Welfare - Other: $211,000 ($46.03)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($33.81)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($23.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($18.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $79,000 ($17.23)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($15.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($8.29)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($2.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($12.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $113,000 ($24.65)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($9.60)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($6.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($4.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,442,000 ($532.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $222,000 ($48.43)

Buffalo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $794,000 ($173.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $759,000 ($165.58)
    Regular Highways: $92,000 ($20.07)
    Other: $52,000 ($11.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $179,000 ($39.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,293,000 ($282.07)
    Other: $205,000 ($44.72)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($14.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $182,000 ($39.70)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($5.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,300,000 ($283.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,973,000 ($430.41)
    Other: $471,000 ($102.75)
    Water Utilities: $427,000 ($93.15)
    Highways: $156,000 ($34.03)
  • Tax - Property: $440,000 ($95.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $268,000 ($58.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $43,000 ($9.38)
    Other License: $42,000 ($9.16)
    Other: $14,000 ($3.05)

Buffalo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,853,000 ($2585.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,994,000 ($2180.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,069,000 ($451.35)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000 ($45.81)

Buffalo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,301,000 ($2247.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,533,000 ($988.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,447,000 ($533.81)

7.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Wyoming average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sheridan County, WY  1.79% ($44,619 average AGI)
Businesses in Buffalo, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Decora Cabinetry1Nike1
FedEx3Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • KBBS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • KSLW-LP (99.5 FM; BUFFLO, WY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF BUFFALO)
  • K269DE (101.7 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • K220DK (91.9 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KBUW (90.5 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLGT-FM1 (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KSUW (91.3 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLGT (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KYTI (93.7 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KZWY (94.9 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
Buffalo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Buffalo fatal accident list:

Jun 18, 2011 11:17 PM, W Fetterman St, Alley, Lat: 44.346625, Lon: -106.699458, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 17, 2008 04:44 PM, Us-16, Main St, Lat: 44.348210, Lon: -106.699010, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1995 07:08 PM, Parmelwill, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • $512,000Total costs
  • 96,197Total average daily traffic
  • 13,071Total average daily truck traffic
  • 114,106Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buffalo, WY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 141950-1959
  • 271960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buffalo, WY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buffalo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Buffalo, WY)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buffalo)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Buffalo)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 55 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Buffalo, WY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buffalo, WY
    • 22655.9%Outside Fires
    • 9122.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 5814.4%Structure Fires
    • 297.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buffalo, WY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buffalo, Wyoming:

  • SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Buffalo, 65 US Hwy 16 E, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 , Phone: (307) 684-9564, Fax: (307) 684-9564
  • Super 8 Motel, 655 E Hart St, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 , Phone: (307) 684-2531, Fax: (307) 684-7954
  • Days Inn, 333 E Hart St, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 , Phone: (307) 684-2219, Fax: (888) 510-2470
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 106 E Hwy 16, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 , Phone: (307) 684-9900, Fax: (307) 684-2452
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 85 Us Hwy 16 E, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 , Phone: (307) 684-8899, Fax: (307) 684-2626
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buffalo, Wyoming
Most common first names in Buffalo, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6377.1 years
John6175.8 years
Robert4271.8 years
Charles3878.7 years
James3675.8 years
George3575.3 years
Mary3383.0 years
Helen2883.5 years
Dorothy2279.7 years
Margaret2282.4 years
Most common last names in Buffalo, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4076.5 years
Johnson2576.5 years
Anderson1581.1 years
Jones1375.7 years
Taylor1284.0 years
Long1279.0 years
Williams1277.4 years
Ross1271.2 years
Cook1180.3 years
Adams1088.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buffalo, WY
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 3.6%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buffalo, WY
  • 69.0%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Buffalo compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
There are 27 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul Trpkovski (14)
  • Joseph Francis St. Pierre (2)
  • Shelly Ann St. Pierre (2)
  • George M. Elsom (2)
  • Daniel A. Hengel (1)
  • George R. Price (1)
  • Shane Mannering (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2020.