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Buffalo township, KS map Land area: 34.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 490 (19% urban, 81% rural)
Males: 249  (50.8%)
Females: 241  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 489 (402 owner occupied, 87 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Buffalo township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 40.1

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Average household size: 2.67

Buffalo township:

2.7 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,757 ($42,273 in 1999)
This township:

$49,757
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $379 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $511)
Here:

$379
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,885 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Buffalo township:

$86,885
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,431 - $122,772

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,237
Here:

$124,237
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $28,915
Here:

$28,915
State:

$34,057
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.6%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Buffalo township include: Faith Community Church (A), Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), First Bible Baptist Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Everett Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (0% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo township:  3.1%
State:  5.0%

70% of Buffalo township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 77% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 389
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 56
  • South: 27
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500

Buffalo township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 122
  • One, attached: 6
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • Mobile homes: 22

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Buffalo township with a mortgage: 68 (7 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 53
  • 1960 to 1969: 19
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 43

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buffalo township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Machinery (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Social assistance (14%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (7%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Child care workers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo township:

  • German (36.9%)
  • United States or American (14.9%)
  • Irish (12.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.6%)
  • Czech (2.1%)
  • Italian (1.3%)
  • Polish (1.3%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 251 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (13%)
  • Walked: 7 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (8%)

93.0% of residents of Buffalo township speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 493
  • In family households: 455 (123 male householders, 26 female householders)
    131 spouses, 175 children (165 natural, 0 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (25 male householders (16 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 70 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 15 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 16 1-person, 9 2-persons,

121 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (2 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

14.3%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Physically-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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Buffalo township:

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