Buffalo Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

636

Buffalo Lake is a city located in Renville County and Sibley County Minnesota. Buffalo Lake has a 2024 population of 636. Buffalo Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -3.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 656 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo Lake is $62,088 with a poverty rate of 15.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Buffalo Lake is 53.5 years, 48.6 years for males, and 58.6 years for females.

Buffalo Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 77.11%
  • Other race: 21.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.06%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
932.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.05% (-20)
The current population of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota is 636 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 656.

Buffalo Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43877.11%
Other race12421.83%
Two or more races61.06%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Buffalo Lake Population by Race

Buffalo Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Lake Median Age

53.5

Total

48.6

Male

58.6

Female

Buffalo Lake Adults

There are 438 adults, (195 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo Lake.

Buffalo Lake Age Dependency

133.7

Age Dependency Ratio

80.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Lake Sex Ratio

Female28750.53%
Male28149.47%

Buffalo Lake Population by Age

Buffalo Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2152.371.228.8
Married1043.3195.24.8
Non Family901.1636.763.3
Male142.071000
Female72.431000

3.11

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buffalo Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade51.2%
9th to 12th Grade399.38%
High School Graduate13833.17%
Some College9121.88%
Associates Degree6315.14%
Bachelors Degree5312.74%
Graduate Degree276.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Buffalo Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buffalo Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White37233180
Other Race38350
Hispanic35350
2+ Races660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.51%.

Buffalo Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,550$50,192$48,810
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$48,917$49,286$48,056
Some College$50,714$51,538$49,583
Bachelors Degree$58,125$0$66,250
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$49,550

Average Earnings

$50,192

Average Male

$48,810

Average Female

Buffalo Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Buffalo Lake Language

90.87% of Buffalo Lake residents speak only English, while 9.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.74% of the population.

Buffalo Lake Language

Buffalo Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3625114.09%
Hispanic1242520.16%
Other1242116.94%
Multiple66100%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.75%

Male Poverty Rate

25.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo Lake is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo Lake is White, with 14.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

Buffalo Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.09%
Some College14.58%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buffalo Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Employed17.05%
Male Employed4.59%
Female Unemployed0%

Buffalo Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,597$62,088
Families$68,750$82,920
Married Families$92,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,889$32,866

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Buffalo Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Buffalo Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buffalo Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

32

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam10
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Buffalo Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6412
65 to 748
35 to 546
75+6
18 to 340

Buffalo Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White246.25%
Other Race48.33%
2+ Races466.67%
Hispanic48.33%

Buffalo Lake Veterans by Race

Buffalo Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Buffalo Lake 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

78.17%

Born in Buffalo Lake

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

3.35%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.77% of Buffalo Lake residents were born in the United States, with 78.17% having been born in Minnesota. 3.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Buffalo Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029611-5-0.81%
2028616-5-0.81%
2027621-5-0.8%
2026626-5-0.79%
2025631-5-0.79%
2024636-5-0.78%
2023641-5-0.77%
2022646-7-1.07%
2021653-3-0.46%
2020656-28-4.09%
2019684-4-0.58%
2018688-4-0.58%
201769240.58%
2016688-11-1.57%
2015699-7-0.99%
2014706-8-1.12%
2013714-9-1.24%
2012723-9-1.23%
2011732-11-1.48%
201074300%

Buffalo Lake Population by Year