Buffalo Gap, South Dakota Population 2024

155

Buffalo Gap is a city located in Custer County, Fall River County, and Oglala Lakota County South Dakota. Buffalo Gap has a 2024 population of 155. Buffalo Gap is currently growing at a rate of 4.03% annually and its population has increased by 19.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 130 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo Gap is $51,179 with a poverty rate of 4.07%. The median age in Buffalo Gap is 66.5 years: 69.1 years for males, and 64.6 years for females.

Buffalo Gap Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Buffalo Gap was:

  • White: 97.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.63%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
507.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
19.23% (25)
The current population of Buffalo Gap, South Dakota is 155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 130.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12097.56%
Two or more races21.63%
Native American10.81%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Buffalo Gap Population by Race

Buffalo Gap Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Gap Median Age

66.5

Total

69.1

Male

64.6

Female

Buffalo Gap Adults

There are 110 adults, (62 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo Gap.

Buffalo Gap Age Dependency

156.3

Age Dependency Ratio

129.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Gap Sex Ratio

Female5141.46%
Male7258.54%

Buffalo Gap Population by Age

Buffalo Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All711.7397.22.8
Non Family381.1194.75.3
Married222.681000
Female721000
Male421000

2.45

Average Family Size

1.73

Average Household Size

97.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buffalo Gap Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree21.89%
Bachelors Degree1110.38%
Graduate Degree76.6%
High School Graduate3432.08%
Less Than 9th Grade21.89%
Some College5047.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Buffalo Gap Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buffalo Gap Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10310116
2+ Races222
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Buffalo Gap Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,083$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$2,499$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$0$0$0
Some College$0$0$0

$0

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Buffalo Gap Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo Gap Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Buffalo Gap Language

98.28% of Buffalo Gap residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Buffalo Gap Language

Buffalo Gap Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12054.17%

4.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.39%

Male Poverty Rate

7.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo Gap is White, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo Gap is White, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6%.

Buffalo Gap Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.88%
Some College3.85%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buffalo Gap Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Buffalo Gap Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Gap Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$69,792$69,276
Households-$51,179
Married Families$83,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,625$35,463

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Gap Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo Gap Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Buffalo Gap Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Buffalo Gap Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buffalo Gap Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

56

Number of Veterans

43

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam45
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Buffalo Gap Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7423
75+22
55 to 646
35 to 545
18 to 340

Buffalo Gap Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5652.34%

Buffalo Gap Veterans by Race

Buffalo Gap Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Gap Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo Gap Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo Gap Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo Gap Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

24.39%

Born in Buffalo Gap

97.56%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

2.44%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.56% of Buffalo Gap residents were born in the United States, with 24.39% having been born in South Dakota. 2.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Buffalo Gap Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918773.89%
202818063.45%
202717463.57%
202616874.35%
202516163.87%
202415564.03%
202314953.47%
202214485.88%
202113664.62%
2020130-13-9.09%
201914332.14%
201814010.72%
201713921.46%
201613753.79%
201513200%
201413221.54%
201313010.78%
201212910.78%
201112800%
201012800%

Buffalo Gap Population by Year