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Buffalo township, IA map Land area: 22.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,688 (3% urban, 97% rural)
Males: 2,381  (50.8%)
Females: 2,307  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,661 (4,211 owner occupied, 450 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

28%


Races in Buffalo township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.0%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 38.5
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.76

Buffalo township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $21,084 ($17,857 in 1999)
This township:

$21,084
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $743)
Here:

$571
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,916 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Buffalo township:

$103,916
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,629 - $99,588

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,738
Here:

$143,738
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $47,813
Here:

$47,813
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,963
Here:

$16,963
State:

$33,502
Population density: 212 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

18.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Buffalo.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lakeside Manor Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Buffalo township: Victory Life Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

68% of Buffalo township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 313
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 55
  • South: 58
  • West: 23
Buffalo township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 145
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 21
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,300


Housing units in Buffalo township with a mortgage: 18 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 20
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 38
  • 1960 to 1969: 21
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 20
  • 1939 or earlier: 41

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 73
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 50
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Paper (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (8%)
  • Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo township:

  • English (23.2%)
  • German (22.3%)
  • United States or American (17.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 109 (55%)
  • Carpooled: 51 (26%)
  • Worked at home: 40 (20%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 455
  • In family households: 435 (121 male householders, 31 female householders)
    128 spouses, 149 children (118 natural, 14 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20 (18 male householders (16 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 70 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

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

999 married couples with children.
130 single-parent households (41 men, 89 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

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

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Buffalo township:

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