Buffalo, Iowa Population 2021

1,264
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Buffalo is a city located in Scott County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 1,264, it is the 234th largest city in Iowa and the 9358th largest city in the United States . Buffalo is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,270 in 2010. Buffalo reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Buffalo has a population density of 187 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buffalo is $66,325 with a poverty rate of 3.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $478 per month, and the median house value is $121,100. The median age in Buffalo is 40.5 years, 40 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Buffalowas:

  • White: 97.29%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Buffalo, Iowa is 1,264 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,270.

Buffalo, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,15097.29%
Asian141.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native141.18%
Black or African American40.34%
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Buffalo Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid $2021

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Buffalo Median Age

40.5


Total

40


Male

43.1


Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 965 adults, (205 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female

584

49.41%

Male

598

50.59%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buffalo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family54.5%45.5%
All78.3%21.7%
Female79.1%20.9%
Male82.2%17.8%
Married93.2%6.8%

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buffalo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4792.4778.3
Married2352.9693.2
Non Family1561.1754.5
Male453.2282.2
Female433.6779.1

2.9

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Buffalo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade434.95%
9th to 12th Grade718.17%
High School Graduate47454.55%
Some College19021.86%
Associates Degree232.65%
Bachelors Degree536.10%
Graduate Degree151.73%
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Buffalo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White79069037
Hispanic474717
Native American14
Asian141414
Black44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,500$50,156$31,713
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$36,555$57,692$32,303
Some College$38,194$38,906$32,031
Bachelors Degree$49,926$49,926$
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,500

Average Earnings

$50,156

Average Male

$31,713

Average Female

Buffalo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo Language by Age

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Buffalo Language

96.35% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 3.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,103332.99%
Black44100.00%

3.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.67%

Male Poverty Rate

5.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.78%.

Buffalo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.04%
High School4.43%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed5.82%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.13%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,250$66,325
Families$65,417$74,092
Married Families$64,432-
Non Families$28,333$40,906
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Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo Married by Age and Sex

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Buffalo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

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Buffalo Marital Status

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158

Number of Veterans

147

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam86
Second Gulf War21
World War II10
Korea10
First Gulf War10

Buffalo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7452
55 to 6441
75+30
18 to 3421
35 to 5414

Buffalo Veterans by Age

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Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo Employment by Age

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Buffalo Employment by Race

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Buffalo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.75%

Born in Buffalo

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

2.62%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 77.75% having been born in Iowa. 2.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Buffalo Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,264-4-0.32%
20201,268-4-0.31%
20191,272-4-0.31%
20181,276-8-0.62%
20171,284-4-0.31%
20161,288-6-0.46%
20151,2940.00%
20141,29430.23%
20131,29180.62%
20121,28360.47%
20111,27750.39%
20101,2720.00%

Buffalo Population by Year