Buffalo, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,298.
Males: 1,151  (50.1%)
Females: 1,147  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42748

Estimated median household income in 2022: $53,229 (it was $29,905 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$53,229
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,599 (it was $15,961 in 2000)

Buffalo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $179,421 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$179,421
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $211,662; detached houses: $224,860; townhouses or other attached units: $180,710; mobile homes: $103,039
March 2022 cost of living index in Buffalo: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Buffalo, KY (2000)
    • 2,19496.7%White alone
    • 301.3%Black alone
    • 190.8%Hispanic
    • 120.5%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Asian alone
    • 20.09%Other race alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Buffalo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, Kentucky as of June 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buffalo is 575 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 72.8 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Buffalo, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Buffalo CCD:

0.5% ($387)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (51.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Summersville, KY (2.8 miles ),
Saloma, KY (3.0 miles ),
Raywick, KY (3.1 miles),
Magnolia, KY (3.1 miles ),
Hodgenville, KY (3.2 miles ),
New Hope, KY (3.2 miles),
Magnolia-Upton, KY (3.3 miles ),
New Haven, KY (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 85.58 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, KY in 2022
Buffalo satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Buffalo, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Buffalo, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)

Average climate in Buffalo, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 63.2. This is about average.

City:

63.2
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Buffalo place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 23.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from Buffalo center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from Buffalo center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the city 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 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Buffalo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Larue County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Buffalo:

  • SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HODGENVILLE, KY)
  • CAMPBELLSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • Campbellsville University (about 17 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 32 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Sullivan University (about 50 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 51 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • University of Louisville (about 51 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 53 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Buffalo Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Branch (A), Beaver Dam Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Larue County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo that have no violations reported:

  • LARUE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT #1 (Population served: 9,225, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.9%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Banks with branches in Buffalo (2011 data):

  • Bank of Buffalo: Bank Of Buffalo at 2441 Greensburg Road, branch established on 1901/01/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $74.5 mil, Deposits: $55.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Buffalo Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo:

Marital status in Buffalo, KY
  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 65.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buffalo, KY (based on Larue County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,74030
Mainline Protestant7225
Catholic3701
Black Protestant1221
Other--
None6,239-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Larue County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Larue County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Larue County:

29.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Larue County:

17.8%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXAM (1430 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, KY; Owner: MARK GOODMAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WAKY (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
Buffalo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Buffalo fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 2005 08:33 PM, Sr-61, Lat: 37.517420, Lon: -85.705930, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.7mTotal length
  • 8,264Total average daily traffic
  • 658Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,858Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Buffalo)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.464944 Lon: -85.479778, Call Sign: WQKZ317,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.287 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 451.512 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2009, Expiration Date: 11/03/2019, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2020, Certifier: Jim Morris, Registrant: Mobile Comms. Svc. Bowlng Grn., 926 Shive Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42103, Phone: (270) 843-3519, Fax: (270) 842-6566, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • House, 675 Logan De Spain Rd (Lat: 37.481944 Lon: -85.688056), Type: Silo, Structure height: 92.3 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WRYH839,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2023, Expiration Date: 08/11/2033, Certifier: Larry Malone, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buffalo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3676A, N3676A, N-3676A, Serial Number: 22-1935, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 01/04/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 9231 Campbellsville Rd, Buffalo, KY 42716
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4427J, N4427J, N-4427J, Serial Number: 28-22829, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Martha J Martin, 283 Pickerell Rd, Buffalo, KY 42716

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2014, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Buffalo, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.5%), and Structure Fires (39.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buffalo, KY
    • 11042.5%Outside Fires
    • 10239.4%Structure Fires
    • 2911.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 186.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buffalo, KY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buffalo, KY
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 17.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buffalo, KY
  • 35.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 14.4%Wood
  • 13.6%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Buffalo compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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