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Buffalo County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 13,311 (all rural); it was 13,804 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,613
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,800
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,215
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,295 (it was 1,296 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 684 sq. mi.

Water area: 25.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buffalo County: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (47.5%), Educational, health and social services (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Buffalo County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 6,775  (50.9%)
Females: 6,536  (49.1%)
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Buffalo County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Buffalo County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,560 ($37,200 in 1999)

This county:

$54,560
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $482 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $646)
This county:

$482
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $157,021 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$157,021
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,289 - $234,783
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,215
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 88

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 68
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $175,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,547 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,495 (1.7%)

Buffalo County household income distribution in 2009 Buffalo County home values distribution Buffalo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.0%
Buffalo County:

10.0%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for American Indian residents, 2.7% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.7 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 19.2 years old, American Indian residents: 33.6 years old, Asian residents: 42.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buffalo County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mondovi, Buffalo City, Fountain City, Alma, Naples, Waumandee, Glencoe, Gilmanton, Belvidere, Cochrane.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buffalo County: Countryside Golf Club (A), Fox Valley Golf Course (B), Wisconsin International Raceway (C), Apple Blossom Lane Orchard (D), Schabo's Hillside Orchard (E), Van Rossum Dairy (F), Seven Oaks Dairy (G), Field of Scenes (H), Outagamie County Landfill (I), Mackville (J), Grand Chute Fire Department Station 2 (K), Ellington Fire Department (L), Oneida Township Volunteer Fire Department (M), Osborn Fire Department (N), Outagamie County Regional Airport Fire Department (O), Greenville Volunteer Fire Department (P), Vandenbroek - Kaukauna Fire and Rescue (Q), Center Township Fire Department (R), Appleton Fire Department Station 6 (S), Grand Chute Fire Department Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buffalo County include: Emmanuel Church (A), Oneida Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), United Church (D), South Maine Church (E), United Brethren Church (F), Trinity Evangelical Church (G), Moravian Church of Freedom (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Petri Cemetery (1), Saint Sebastian Cemetery (2), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (3), Sassman Cemetery (4), Dale Cemetery (5), North Cicero Cemetery (6), Restland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shaky Lake (A), Squaw Lake (B), Black Otter Lake (C), 6233 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Black Creek (A), Black Otter Creek (B), Toad Creek (C), Herman Creek (D), Maple Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buffalo County include: Plamann County Park (1), Hortonville Bog State Natural Area (2), Shaky Lake State Natural Area (3), Deer Creek State Wildlife Area (4), Mack State Wildlife Area (5), Maine State Wildlife Area (6), Outagamie State Wildlife Area (7), VFW Memorial Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clark County , Pepin County , Waupaca County , Waushara County , Winnebago County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 374
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 217 (37.7% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 118
  • 2000 to 2009: 38
  • 1990 to 1999: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 6
  • Before 1970: 29
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,337
  • One, attached: 100
  • Two: 293
  • 3 or 4: 155
  • 5 to 9: 110
  • 10 to 19: 71
  • 20 to 49: 187
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 449
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Buffalo County with a mortgage: 2,229 (47 second mortgage, 273 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,093

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buffalo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,62514
Catholic3,1004
Evangelical Protestant2,04315
Other12
None4,818-
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 grocery stores: 3
Buffalo County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Buffalo County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

13.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buffalo County:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Buffalo County:

Average size of farms: 280 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $84,997
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.67
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.54%
Corn for grain: 47590 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 134 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19940 harvested acres
Vegetables: 141 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Buffalo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 2342501.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 20 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/27/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from Buffalo County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 239.4 miles away from the county center
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 456.1 miles away from the county 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 433.1 miles away from Buffalo County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 379.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1944: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1944, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1236: July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 24, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-964: September 30, 1992, FEMA Id: 964, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Hail, Flooding, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 07, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-559: July 07, 1978, FEMA Id: 559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flash Floods, Incident Period: September 15, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-482: September 15, 1975, FEMA Id: 482, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buffalo County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Bangladesh (8%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Norway (3%)
  • Switzerland (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo County (%):

  • German (37%)
  • Norwegian (17%)
  • American (13%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (1%)
  • Swiss (1%)

Buffalo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,033 (70.4%)
  • Carpooled: 427 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 66 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 208 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 588 (13.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Buffalo County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 132 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Buffalo County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,287.

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.97% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($18,390 average AGI)
2.05% relocated from other states ($13,745 average AGI)
Buffalo County:

2.05%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Winona County, MN  0.73% ($29,976 average AGI)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.73% ($28,390)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.62% ($28,571)
from Pepin County, WI  0.30% ($34,059)
from Dunn County, WI  0.23% ($26,385)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.13% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($17,615 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($15,111 average AGI)
Buffalo County:

2.13%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.78% ($24,432 average AGI)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.53% ($32,467)
to Winona County, MN  0.50% ($23,821)
to Pepin County, WI  0.32% ($28,722)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.28% ($28,000)
to Wabasha County, MN  0.21% ($31,417)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buffalo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buffalo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,761 (2,432 aged, 329 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 112 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (140)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (140)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (140)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (115)
  • Unspecified dementia (108)
  • Congestive heart failure (96)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (72)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (56)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (47)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,045
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 902
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,311
  • In family households: 10,814 (2,152 male householders, 1,600 female householders)
    3,157 spouses, 3,332 children (3,163 natural, 51 adopted, 115 stepchildren), 111 grandchildren, 35 brothers or sisters, 80 parents, 63 other relatives, 258 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,373 (1,121 male householders (901 living alone)), 861 female householders (763 living alone)), 393 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 117

Size of family households: 2,151 2-persons, 611 3-persons, 561 4-persons, 317 5-persons, 61 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,661 1-person, 275 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 16 5-persons.

2,026 married couples with children.
565 single-parent households (226 men, 339 women).

97.6% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,380,000 ($5,670 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,923,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,477,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,778,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,134,000
Federal grants: $15,132,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,559,000 ($1,265,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,300,000 ($3,611,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,282,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,852,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,068,000

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

Births: 788
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 693
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +85
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buffalo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 19
  • 2010 to 2013: 107
  • 2000 to 2009: 663
  • 1990 to 1999: 747
  • 1980 to 1989: 661
  • 1970 to 1979: 925
  • 1960 to 1969: 540
  • 1950 to 1959: 430
  • 1940 to 1949: 536
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,047
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 93
  • 4 rooms: 333
  • 5 rooms: 721
  • 6 rooms: 804
  • 7 rooms: 674
  • 8 rooms: 631
  • 9+ rooms: 1,045
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 256
  • 4 rooms: 337
  • 5 rooms: 254
  • 6 rooms: 193
  • 7 rooms: 88
  • 8 rooms: 112
  • 9+ rooms: 107
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 916
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,984
  • 4 bedrooms: 931
  • 5+ bedrooms: 323
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 359
  • 2 bedrooms: 438
  • 3 bedrooms: 409
  • 4 bedrooms: 171
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo County population
  • no vehicle: 64
  • 1 vehicle: 780
  • 2 vehicles: 1,870
  • 3 vehicles: 1,097
  • 4 vehicles: 289
  • 5+ vehicles: 225
  • no vehicle: 193
  • 1 vehicle: 576
  • 2 vehicles: 406
  • 3 vehicles: 208
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 43

90% of Buffalo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Wisconsin.

Buffalo County:

89.5%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 8,093
  • Other state: 4,921
  • Northeast: 136
  • Midwest: 4,247
  • South: 274
  • West: 247

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49.0%)
  • Utility gas (15.2%)
  • Wood (13.9%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.6%)
  • Utility gas (18.7%)
  • Wood (6.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 154
Here:

12.7%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

6.8%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

11.0%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Buffalo County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,578,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,531,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,009,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,181,000
    Police Protection: $667,000
    General - Other: $575,000
    Corrections - Other: $548,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $486,000
    Financial Administration: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $431,000
    Health Services - Other: $311,000
    General Public Buildings: $263,000
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $165,000
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000
    Libraries: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $94,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $42,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,055,000

Buffalo County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $821,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $384,000
    All Other: $104,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $338,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $180,000
    Rents: $69,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,288,000
    Highways: $1,567,000
    All Other: $1,382,000
    General Support: $1,283,000
    Education: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,722,000
    Total General Sales: $516,000
    NEC: $55,000

Buffalo County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,563,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,244,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,316,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,491,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $48,000

Buffalo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,525,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $203,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 199
  • Number of aged recipients: 34
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 165
  • Number of recipients under 18: 24
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 112
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 63
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 107
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 70
Buffalo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Buffalo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Buffalo County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12278.1 years
William10977.6 years
Robert8972.7 years
George8478.1 years
Mary7182.2 years
Margaret6680.6 years
Anna6486.5 years
Arthur5878.4 years
Elmer5879.1 years
Helen5781.1 years
Most common last names in Buffalo County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11278.2 years
Anderson5977.3 years
Schultz5280.5 years
Nelson4783.0 years
Thompson4581.7 years
Smith4476.6 years
Olson4175.1 years
Larson4082.4 years
Hanson3678.9 years
Peterson3577.7 years

Businesses in Buffalo County, WI

  • Ford: 1
  • True Value: 1