Buffalo, Iowa Population 2024

1,146

Buffalo is a city located in Scott County Iowa. Buffalo has a 2024 population of 1,146. Buffalo is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -2.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,179 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo is $75,407 with a poverty rate of 8.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Buffalo is 40.4 years, 40.6 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 89.05%
  • Other race: 9.05%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
169.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.8% (-33)
The current population of Buffalo, Iowa is 1,146 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,179.

Buffalo, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White88689.05%
Other race909.05%
Asian121.21%
Two or more races70.7%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Buffalo Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Median Age

40.4

Total

40.6

Male

40.3

Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 742 adults, (183 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female44845.03%
Male54754.97%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4422.2477.122.9
Non Family2101.0572.427.6
Married1423.4990.89.2
Female66366.733.3
Male243.2566.733.3
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buffalo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,250

Average Earnings

$71,776

Average Male

$39,886

Average Female

Buffalo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Buffalo Language

97.6% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 2.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.4% of the population.

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White876566.39%
Hispanic412560.98%
Other902527.78%
Multiple7342.86%
showing: 4 rows

8.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.68%

Male Poverty Rate

9.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is Hispanic, with 60.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 6.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.51%.

Buffalo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.37%
Bachelors or Greater12%
Some College6.25%
High School2.89%
showing: 4 rows

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.3%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed3.38%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Buffalo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buffalo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

95

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Buffalo Veterans by War

count

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Buffalo Veterans by Age

count

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Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

0.6%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo 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

75.98%

Born in Buffalo

98.39%

Native Born

1.61%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.39% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 75.98% having been born in Iowa. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Buffalo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,101-9-0.81%
20281,110-9-0.8%
20271,119-9-0.8%
20261,128-9-0.79%
20251,137-9-0.79%
20241,146-9-0.78%
20231,155-9-0.77%
20221,164-9-0.77%
20211,173-6-0.51%
20201,179-89-7.02%
20191,268-4-0.31%
20181,272-9-0.7%
20171,281-4-0.31%
20161,285-5-0.39%
20151,290
20141,29030.23%
20131,28790.7%
20121,27860.47%
20111,27250.39%
20101,267
showing: 20 rows

Buffalo Population by Year