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Buffalo County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 2,096 (all rural); it was 2,032 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 56
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 195
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 227
Renter-occupied apartments: 281 (it was 299 in 2000)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

32%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo County: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (81.1%), Public administration (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 86%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Buffalo County, SD (2017)
    • 1,69883.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 29714.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 994.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 623.1%Two or more races
    • 351.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 90.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

25.2 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years
Males: 1,009  (48.2%)
Females: 1,087  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Buffalo County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,962 ($12,692 in 1999)
This county:

$33,962
South Dakota:

$56,521

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $213 (lower quartile is $127, upper quartile is $257)
This county:

$213
State:

$621


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $69,702 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$69,702
South Dakota:

$167,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $18,528 - $121,061

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $116,267
Here:

$116,267
State:

$207,727

Mobile homes: $232,219
Here:

$232,219
State:

$63,180

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $796
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $365

Institutionalized population: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $798 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,050 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buffalo, SD in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buffalo, SD in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.3%
Buffalo County:

36.3%
South Dakota:

13.0%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for American Indian residents, 89.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 70.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 25.2 years old
(Males: 24.7 years old, Females: 25.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.3 years old, American Indian residents: 24.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buffalo County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Thompson, Gann Valley.

Buffalo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Goodhue County, Minnesota , Lincoln County, Minnesota , Minnehaha County , Rock County, Minnesota , Waseca County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
South Dakota:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Buffalo, SD
County total employment by year in Buffalo, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Buffalo, SD

Current college students: 49
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (114.9% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo County:

0.4%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 5Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

Buffalo County marital status for males Buffalo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 453
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 13
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • Mobile homes: 83

Housing units in Buffalo County with a mortgage: 47 (1 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 177

Here:

21.0% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buffalo County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7872
Mainline Protestant1772
Other1621
None786-
Buffalo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Buffalo County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Buffalo County:

13.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

38.6%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Buffalo County:

Average size of farms: 3903 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $181,073
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $65.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $199,327
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $146,393
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.77
Corn for grain: 2711 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3271 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3369 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller 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 564.1 miles away from Buffalo County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from Buffalo County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2015 to June 24, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4233: July 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4233, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1702: May 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1702, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Incident Period: March 01, 2001 to April 30, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1375: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1375, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buffalo County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 432 (74.0%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (7.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 4 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 51 (8.7%)
  • Worked at home: 50 (8.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Nigeria (29%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo County


  • German (1%)
  • American (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Polish (0%)
  • English (0%)
  • Danish (0%)
  • Barbadian (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,780.

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.36% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($24,652 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.18% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($22,154 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.0

Births per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 2.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 19.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Buffalo County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 169 (120 aged, 49 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 38 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Buffalo County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (34)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (13)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (13)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (12)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,096
  • In family households: 1,970 (136 male householders, 284 female householders)
    205 spouses, 765 children (709 natural, 18 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 336 grandchildren, 72 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 123 other relatives, 98 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 100 (55 male householders (51 living alone)), 34 female householders (29 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3

Size of family households: 91 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 80 1-person, 8 2-persons.

233 married couples with children.
263 single-parent households (105 men, 158 women).

90.5% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
7.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,566,000 ($14,214 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,727,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,324,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,785,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,101,000
Federal grants: $7,663,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,287,000 ($671,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,406,000 ($1,042,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,615,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 292
Here:

139 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 102
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -117
Here -56 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Buffalo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 02014 or later
  • 172010 to 2013
  • 752000 to 2009
  • 1111990 to 1999
  • 701980 to 1989
  • 1581970 to 1979
  • 651960 to 1969
  • 251950 to 1959
  • 151940 to 1949
  • 441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 174 rooms
  • 465 rooms
  • 616 rooms
  • 157 rooms
  • 318 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 61 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 103 rooms
  • 454 rooms
  • 985 rooms
  • 556 rooms
  • 147 rooms
  • 228 rooms
  • 169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 322 bedrooms
  • 863 bedrooms
  • 704 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 6no bedroom
  • 161 bedroom
  • 582 bedrooms
  • 1343 bedrooms
  • 384 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15no vehicle
  • 581 vehicle
  • 942 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 47no vehicle
  • 1141 vehicle
  • 842 vehicles
  • 283 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

98.1% of Buffalo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in South Dakota.

Buffalo County:

98.1%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,913
  • Other state: 163
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 78
  • South: 15
  • West: 68
Year householders moved into unit in Buffalo County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 8.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

9.4%
South Dakota:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

8.9%
South Dakota:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

14.8%
South Dakota:

15.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Buffalo County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $291,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Police Protection: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $11,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $716,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $168,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Buffalo County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $291,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Police Protection: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $11,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $716,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $168,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Buffalo County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $291,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Police Protection: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $11,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $716,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $168,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Buffalo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $291,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Police Protection: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $11,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $716,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $168,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 118
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 111
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 70
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 23
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 42
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 51
Most common first names in Buffalo County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William970.0 years
John569.4 years
Joseph469.7 years
Mary469.0 years
Lucille462.2 years
Gilbert466.7 years
Paul468.0 years
Elizabeth472.0 years
Annie475.0 years
Lloyd351.0 years
Most common last names in Buffalo County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Slow663.5 years
Woundedknee564.6 years
Whitemouse561.2 years
Comesflying569.2 years
Mcbride565.6 years
Thompson581.0 years
St John564.4 years
Fallis451.7 years
Shields460.2 years
Jones473.5 years

Buffalo County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"