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Buffalo County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 2,058 (all rural); it was 2,032 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 56
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 195
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 227
Renter-occupied apartments: 281 (it was 299 in 2000)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

32%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo County: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (22.9%), Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%), Public administration (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 49%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Buffalo County, SD (2019)
    • 1,69881.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 27613.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 864.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 211.0%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

26.3 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 1,031  (50.1%)
Females: 1,027  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Buffalo County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,559 ($12,692 in 1999)
This county:

$35,559
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $208 (lower quartile is $158, upper quartile is $244)
This county:

$208
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $54,249 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$54,249
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $19,554 - $156,225

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $128,125
Here:

$128,125
State:

$222,394

Mobile homes: $262,666
Here:

$262,666
State:

$69,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $813
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 0
Buffalo County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Buffalo, SD residents
Average permit cost in Buffalo, SD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $738 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $-1 (-0.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Buffalo, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buffalo, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 36.0%
Buffalo County:

36.0%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.8% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 26.3 years old
(Males: 24.8 years old, Females: 28.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.0 years old, American Indian residents: 25.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buffalo County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Thompson, Gann Valley.

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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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Goodhue County, Minnesota , Lincoln County, Minnesota , Minnehaha County , Rock County, Minnesota , Waseca County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 49
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (62.5% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo County:

0.4%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 01995 to March 2000
  • 31990 to 1994
  • 01985 to 1989
  • 01980 to 1984
  • 01975 to 1979
  • 01970 to 1974
  • 51965 to 1969
  • 0Before 1965

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 497
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 10
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • Mobile homes: 108

Housing units in Buffalo County with a mortgage: 44 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 223

Here:

16.5% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buffalo County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7872
Mainline Protestant1772
Other1621
None786-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Buffalo County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Buffalo County:

13.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

38.6%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Buffalo County:

Average size of farms: 3903 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $181,073
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $65.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $199,327
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $146,393
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.77
Corn for grain: 2711 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3271 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3369 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 564.1 miles away from Buffalo County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from Buffalo County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4440, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2015 to June 24, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4233: July 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4233, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1702: May 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1702, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Incident Period: March 01, 2001 to April 30, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1375: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1375, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buffalo County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Buffalo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 383 (70.5%)
  • Carpooled: 73 (13.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8 (1.5%)
  • Walked: 52 (9.6%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Firefighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (38%)
  • Canada (38%)
  • Germany (25%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo County


  • American (5%)
  • German (2%)
  • Norwegian (0%)
  • Polish (0%)
  • Welsh (0%)
  • Danish (0%)
  • Irish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,780.

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.36% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($24,652 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.18% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($22,154 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.0

Births per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Buffalo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 19.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Buffalo County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
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: 169 (120 aged, 49 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 38 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,058
  • Male householders: 222 (68 living alone), Female householders: 359 (58 living alone)
  • 175 spouses (170 opposite-sex spouses), 66 unmarried partners, (66 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 764 children (700 natural, 10 adopted, 54 stepchildren), 271 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 12 foster children, 45 other relatives, 67 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4

Size of family households: 90 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 128 1-person, 19 2-persons.

237 married couples with children.
259 single-parent households (89 men, 170 women).

88.7% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
10.8% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,566,000 ($14,214 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,727,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,324,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,785,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,101,000
Federal grants: $7,663,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,287,000 ($671,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,406,000 ($1,042,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,615,000

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

Births: 292
Here:

139 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 102
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -117
Here -56 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Buffalo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 332014 or later
  • 122010 to 2013
  • 502000 to 2009
  • 1171990 to 1999
  • 961980 to 1989
  • 1751970 to 1979
  • 771960 to 1969
  • 241950 to 1959
  • 211940 to 1949
  • 661939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 213 rooms
  • 554 rooms
  • 705 rooms
  • 576 rooms
  • 127 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 31 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 544 rooms
  • 875 rooms
  • 826 rooms
  • 227 rooms
  • 78 rooms
  • 169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 842 bedrooms
  • 1043 bedrooms
  • 534 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo County, South Dakota
  • 3no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 602 bedrooms
  • 1363 bedrooms
  • 694 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo County, South Dakota 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
  • 19no vehicle
  • 731 vehicle
  • 1052 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 265+ 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
  • 71no vehicle
  • 1171 vehicle
  • 662 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.4% of Buffalo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in South Dakota.

Buffalo County:

92.4%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 1,890
  • Other state: 145
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 65
  • South: 13
  • West: 59
Year householders moved into unit in Buffalo County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.9%Electricity
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 14.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

9.4%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

19.9%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

13.5%

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 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $296,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000
    General Public Buildings: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $18,000
    Other - General - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $508,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $185,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Buffalo County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $296,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000
    General Public Buildings: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $18,000
    Other - General - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $508,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $185,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Buffalo County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $296,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000
    General Public Buildings: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $18,000
    Other - General - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $508,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $185,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Buffalo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $296,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000
    General Public Buildings: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $18,000
    Other - General - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $508,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $185,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 118
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 111
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 70
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 23
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 42
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 51
Most common first names in Buffalo County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William970.0 years
John569.4 years
Joseph469.7 years
Mary469.0 years
Lucille462.2 years
Gilbert466.7 years
Paul468.0 years
Elizabeth472.0 years
Annie475.0 years
Lloyd351.0 years
Most common last names in Buffalo County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Slow663.5 years
Woundedknee564.6 years
Whitemouse561.2 years
Comesflying569.2 years
Mcbride565.6 years
Thompson581.0 years
St John564.4 years
Fallis451.7 years
Shields460.2 years
Jones473.5 years

Buffalo County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"