Buffalo, Minnesota Population 2021

16,670
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Buffalo is a city located in Wright County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Wright County. With a 2020 population of 16,670, it is the 68th largest city in Minnesota and the 2162nd largest city in the United States . Buffalo is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 7.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,453 in 2010. Buffalo reached it's highest population of 16,670 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Buffalo has a population density of 2,224 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buffalo is $96,911 with a poverty rate of 6.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $977 per month, and the median house value is $203,700. The median age in Buffalo is 36.5 years, 37 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 97.52%
  • Two or more races: 0.80%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Buffalo, Minnesota is 16,670 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,328.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,453.

Buffalo, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,80897.52%
Two or More Races1300.80%
Asian1250.77%
Black or African American1050.65%
Some Other Race270.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.09%
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Buffalo Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid $2021

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Buffalo Median Age

36.5


Total

37


Male

35.2


Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 11,948 adults, (2,302 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female

8,442

52.08%

Male

7,768

47.92%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buffalo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All71.6%28.4%
Female54.7%45.3%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Male46.1%53.9%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buffalo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1632.5671.6
Married3,5003.2587.4
Non Family1,9261.2250.3
Female5702.8154.7
Male1672.7646.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Buffalo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2642.53%
9th to 12th Grade3032.91%
High School Graduate2,96928.47%
Some College2,53424.30%
Associates Degree1,13610.89%
Bachelors Degree2,51824.15%
Graduate Degree7036.74%
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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
White10,0589,5693,183
Asian1259829
Hispanic11886
2+ Races62579
Black6149
Other Race2719
Native American1210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.65%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,302$56,791$33,679
Less Than 9th Grade$31,731$32,734$26,691
High School Graduate$35,455$41,528$31,385
Some College$45,648$63,466$31,813
Bachelors Degree$60,030$80,011$42,000
Graduate Degree$61,410$75,739$58,563

$45,302

Average Earnings

$56,791

Average Male

$33,679

Average Female

Buffalo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo Language by Age

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Buffalo Language

97.17% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Poverty by Race

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6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.77%

Male Poverty Rate

6.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.97%.

Buffalo Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.86%
Some College5.07%
Less Than 9th Grade4.49%
Bachelors or Greater1.69%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed16.59%
Female Unemployed5.02%
Male Employed3.78%
Female Employed3.26%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,955$96,911
Families$89,193$110,604
Married Families$98,986-
Non Families$38,485$64,523
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Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

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 45-54.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

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Buffalo Marital Status

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914

Number of Veterans

856

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam221
Second Gulf War161
Korea104
First Gulf War79
World War II21

Buffalo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+414
35 to 54226
65 to 74148
55 to 64107
18 to 3419

Buffalo Veterans by Age

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Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

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7.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

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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77.58%

Born in Buffalo

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 77.58% having been born in Minnesota. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Buffalo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,6701140.69%
202016,5561140.69%
201916,4421140.70%
201816,3281310.81%
201716,1971060.66%
201616,091920.58%
201515,999880.55%
201415,9111010.64%
201315,810810.51%
201215,729830.53%
201115,6461420.92%
201015,5045,4074.38%
200010,0973,2413.95%
19906,8562,2964.16%
19804,5601,2853.37%
19703,2750.00%

Buffalo Population by Year