Buffalo, Minnesota Population 2020

16,535

Buffalo is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 16,535, it is the 69th largest city in Minnesota and the 2158th largest city in the United States. Buffalo is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually and its population has increased by 7.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,453 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Buffalo has a population density of 2,206 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buffalo is $96,456 with a poverty rate of 7.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $971 per month, and the median house value is $196,600. The median age in Buffalo is 35 years, 36.1 years for males, and 34.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 97.78%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.58%
  • Other race: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Buffalo, Minnesota is 16,535, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,315.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,453.

Buffalo, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,73497.78%
Asian1260.78%
Black or African American1000.62%
Two or More Races940.58%
Some Other Race290.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.06%

Buffalo Population Pyramid 2020

Buffalo Median Age

35


Total

36.1


Male

34.2


Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 11,733 adults, (2,188 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female

8,425

52.36%

Male

7,667

47.64%

Buffalo Households and Families

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buffalo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All69.7%30.3%
Female49.7%50.3%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Male41.4%58.6%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8402.6969.7
Married3,3023.3687.3
Non Family1,7721.2646.5
Female5853.0349.7
Male1813.1541.4

3.19

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buffalo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2082.05%
9th to 12th Grade3643.59%
High School Graduate2,84628.09%
Some College2,46524.33%
Associates Degree1,15911.44%
Bachelors Degree2,35023.19%
Graduate Degree7417.31%

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,7869,2803,051
Asian12610040
Hispanic9179
Black6752
Multiple Races6151
Other Race2917
Native American96

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,593$55,351$31,641
Less Than High School$36,071$32,396$40,357
High School Grad$31,275$36,645$25,189
Some College$43,138$62,565$31,784
Bachelors Degree$57,538$78,034$41,047
Graduate Degree$72,813$74,355$55,417

$41,593

Average Earnings

$55,351

Average Male

$31,641

Average Female

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Language by Age

Buffalo Language

95.69% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 4.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Buffalo Poverty

Buffalo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1631,1837.80%
Hispanic2402711.25%
Other2913.45%

7.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.32%

Male Poverty Rate

8.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is Hispanic, with 11.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is Other, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.80%.

Name Poverty
High School10.32%
Some College5.69%
Less Than High School4.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.28%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.17%
Female Unemployed3.79%
Female Employed3.74%
Male Employed3.54%

Buffalo Income

Buffalo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,426$96,456
Families$85,781$107,604
Married Families$97,524-
Non Families$36,860$66,240

Buffalo Marital Status

Buffalo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo Married by Age and Sex

Buffalo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

Buffalo Veterans

854

Number of Veterans

810

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam246
First Gulf War116
Korea111
Second Gulf War79
World War II34
Age Group Veterans
75+283
65 to 74222
35 to 54162
55 to 64141
18 to 3446

$Buffalo Veterans by Education

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Employment Status

72.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.68%

Born in Minnesota

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.66% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 75.68% having been born in Minnesota. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,5351100.67%
201916,4251100.67%
201816,3151290.80%
201716,1861100.68%
201616,076920.58%
201515,984900.57%
201415,8941000.63%
201315,794790.50%
201215,715870.56%
201115,6281390.90%
201015,4895,3924.37%
200010,0973,2413.95%
19906,8562,2964.16%
19804,5601,2853.37%
19703,2750.00%