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Buffalo County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 13,317 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (48.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Buffalo County, WI (2017)
    • 12,67791.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3022.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1551.1%Two or more races
    • 650.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 370.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.03%Some other race alone
    • 20.01%Asian alone
Median resident age:

46.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 6,778  (50.9%)
Females: 6,539  (49.1%)
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Average household size:
Buffalo County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,209 ($37,200 in 1999)
This county:

$57,209
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $665)
This county:

$525
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,928 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$158,928
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,973 - $242,324
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,178
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $485

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:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1998: 75 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2001: 73 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2002: 84 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2004: 78 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2006: 56 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $227,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Buffalo, WI residents
Average permit cost in Buffalo, WI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,460 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,473 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buffalo, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buffalo, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
Buffalo County:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.4% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.6% for American Indian residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.0 years old
(Males: 46.3 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.1 years old, Black residents: 26.3 years old, American Indian residents: 37.4 years old, Asian residents: 43.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.5 years old, Other race residents: 27.9 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:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 374
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 201 (28.1% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo County:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1162010 or later
  • 322000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 131980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 29Before 1970

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: 5,437
  • One, attached: 125
  • Two: 268
  • 3 or 4: 128
  • 5 to 9: 130
  • 10 to 19: 63
  • 20 to 49: 158
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 440
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Buffalo County with a mortgage: 2,297 (43 second mortgage, 260 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,041

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buffalo County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,131 (73.6%)
  • Carpooled: 354 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 58 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 205 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 493 (11.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Switzerland (7%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Norway (3%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo County


  • German (37%)
  • Norwegian (16%)
  • American (11%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Swiss (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $51,389.

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.51% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($31,794 average AGI)
1.50% relocated from other states ($13,662 average AGI)
Buffalo County:

1.50%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.91% ($32,588 average AGI)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.78% ($44,477)
from Winona County, MN  0.57% ($34,188)
from Pepin County, WI  0.46% ($60,192)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.99% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($28,733 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($12,223 average AGI)
Buffalo County:

2.03%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  1.25% ($49,930 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.88% ($38,800)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.65% ($35,108)
to Pepin County, WI  0.44% ($46,760)
to Dunn County, WI  0.35% ($43,950)

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 population 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
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: 2,761 (2,432 aged, 329 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 112 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 13,317
  • In family households: 10,937 (2,219 male householders, 1,668 female householders)
    3,194 spouses, 3,256 children (3,100 natural, 52 adopted, 102 stepchildren), 116 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 75 parents, 56 other relatives, 306 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,254 (1,043 male householders (843 living alone)), 833 female householders (728 living alone)), 372 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 113

Size of family households: 2,224 2-persons, 650 3-persons, 572 4-persons, 309 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,569 1-person, 269 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

1,944 married couples with children.
595 single-parent households (273 men, 322 women).

97.8% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

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 in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • 862014 or later
  • 902010 to 2013
  • 6612000 to 2009
  • 7561990 to 1999
  • 6901980 to 1989
  • 9171970 to 1979
  • 5271960 to 1969
  • 4541950 to 1959
  • 4821940 to 1949
  • 2,1231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • 31 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 993 rooms
  • 3064 rooms
  • 7495 rooms
  • 8406 rooms
  • 6877 rooms
  • 6308 rooms
  • 1,0109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • 161 room
  • 972 rooms
  • 2453 rooms
  • 3334 rooms
  • 2435 rooms
  • 2256 rooms
  • 877 rooms
  • 1088 rooms
  • 869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • 5no bedroom
  • 1401 bedroom
  • 9182 bedrooms
  • 2,0373 bedrooms
  • 9134 bedrooms
  • 3165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  • 18no bedroom
  • 3801 bedroom
  • 4192 bedrooms
  • 3933 bedrooms
  • 1824 bedrooms
  • 445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County, Wisconsin 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
  • 77no vehicle
  • 7561 vehicle
  • 1,8602 vehicles
  • 1,1043 vehicles
  • 3434 vehicles
  • 2125+ 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
  • 200no vehicle
  • 5131 vehicle
  • 4592 vehicles
  • 2203 vehicles
  • 424 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

89.0% of Buffalo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Wisconsin.

Buffalo County:

89.0%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 8,080
  • Other state: 4,989
  • Northeast: 132
  • Midwest: 4,280
  • South: 285
  • West: 243
Year householders moved into unit in Buffalo County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 15.3%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 31.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.5%Electricity
  • 22.5%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 151
Here:

12.1%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

12.6%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

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 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $486,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,893,000
    Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Correctional Institutions: $833,000
    Health - Other: $760,000
    General - Other: $630,000
    Central Staff Services: $599,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $452,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $149,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $370,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $805,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $135,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000
    Rents: $45,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    Highways: $2,319,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,806,000
    Other: $716,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,198,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $595,000
    Other License: $52,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,448,000

Buffalo County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $486,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,893,000
    Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Correctional Institutions: $833,000
    Health - Other: $760,000
    General - Other: $630,000
    Central Staff Services: $599,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $452,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $149,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $370,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $805,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $135,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000
    Rents: $45,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    Highways: $2,319,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,806,000
    Other: $716,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,198,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $595,000
    Other License: $52,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,448,000

Buffalo County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $486,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,893,000
    Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Correctional Institutions: $833,000
    Health - Other: $760,000
    General - Other: $630,000
    Central Staff Services: $599,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $452,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $149,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $370,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $805,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $135,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000
    Rents: $45,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    Highways: $2,319,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,806,000
    Other: $716,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,198,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $595,000
    Other License: $52,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,448,000

Buffalo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $486,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000
    General Public Buildings: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,893,000
    Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Correctional Institutions: $833,000
    Health - Other: $760,000
    General - Other: $630,000
    Central Staff Services: $599,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $452,000
    General Public Buildings: $329,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $149,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $370,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $805,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $135,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000
    Rents: $45,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    Highways: $2,319,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,806,000
    Other: $716,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,198,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $595,000
    Other License: $52,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,448,000

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
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