Buffalo, South Carolina Population 2024

1,298

Buffalo is a city located in Union County South Carolina. Buffalo has a 2024 population of 1,298. Buffalo is currently growing at a rate of 5.7% annually and its population has increased by 27.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,020 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo is $38,920 with a poverty rate of 37.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Buffalo is 29.9 years, 41.1 years for males, and 28.2 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 95.6%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
322.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
27.25% (278)
The current population of Buffalo, South Carolina is 1,298 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,020.

Buffalo, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,10895.6%
Black or African American514.4%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Buffalo Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Median Age

29.9

Total

41.1

Male

28.2

Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 742 adults, (47 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

6.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female55147.54%
Male60852.46%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4842.398119
Non Family23001000
Female1613.3361.538.5
Married934.2367.732.3
Male0000

3.59

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buffalo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade172.44%
9th to 12th Grade669.46%
High School Graduate19527.94%
Some College28941.4%
Associates Degree537.59%
Bachelors Degree7110.17%
Graduate Degree71%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White65657370
Black42428

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 19.05%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,250$0$21,121
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,304$26,719$32,375
Some College$25,250$0$21,293
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$26,250

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$21,121

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

100% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,10841237.18%
Black512854.9%

37.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.41%

Male Poverty Rate

45.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is Black, with 54.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 37.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 78.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.8%.

Buffalo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.04%
Some College22.22%
High School21.03%
Bachelors or Greater10.26%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.83%
Female Employed36.44%
Male Employed13.89%
Male Unemployed0%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$19,770$38,920
Families-$46,819
Married Families$86,797$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,025$24,830

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buffalo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

192

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War157
First Gulf War141
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Buffalo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54158
55 to 6418
18 to 3416
65 to 740
75+0

Buffalo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White19227.43%

Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

73.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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

91.54%

Born in Buffalo

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 91.54% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Buffalo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,298705.7%
20231,228695.95%
20221,159-171-12.86%
20211,33031030.39%
20201,020-377-26.99%
20191,397-258-15.59%
20181,655925.89%
20171,563-10-0.64%
20161,573291.88%
20151,54418513.61%
20141,35918615.86%
20131,173-127-9.77%
20121,300-102-7.28%
20111,40213610.74%
20101,26600%

Buffalo Population by Year