Buffalo, South Dakota Population 2024

359

Buffalo is a city located in Harding County South Dakota. Buffalo has a 2024 population of 359. Buffalo is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 3.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 347 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo is $88,749 with a poverty rate of 6.1%. The median age in Buffalo is 52.2 years: 49.7 years for males, and 56 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 95.12%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Other race: 1.83%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
648.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.46% (12)
The current population of Buffalo, South Dakota is 359 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 347.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White31295.12%
Two or more races103.05%
Other race61.83%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Buffalo Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Median Age

52.2

Total

49.7

Male

56

Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 269 adults, (64 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female13440.85%
Male19459.15%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1691.9478.121.9
Married752.478812
Non Family751.037228
Female104.63070
Male92.221000

2.67

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buffalo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade155.98%
Associates Degree207.97%
Bachelors Degree5220.72%
Graduate Degree93.59%
High School Graduate10240.64%
Less Than 9th Grade41.59%
Some College4919.52%

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
White24222361
2+ Races770
Hispanic440
Other Race220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.21%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,875$90,250$41,250
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$56,625$92,500$22,679
Less Than 9th Grade$33,333$0$0
Overall$49,167$70,417$30,000
Some College$40,625$56,250$31,250

$49,167

Average Earnings

$70,417

Average Male

$30,000

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

96.26% of Buffalo residents speak only English, while 3.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Buffalo Language

Buffalo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White312206.41%

6.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.58%

Male Poverty Rate

11.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 6.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 6.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.43%.

Buffalo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.94%
Less Than 9th Grade15.79%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female 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
Families$70,278$99,513
Households$71,625$88,749
Married Families$71,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$90,875$75,257

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 55-64.

Buffalo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buffalo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

20

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam11
First Gulf War7
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Buffalo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 749
55 to 645
35 to 543
75+3
18 to 340

Buffalo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White207.78%

Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.1%

Labor Force Participation

71.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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

56.1%

Born in Buffalo

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Buffalo residents were born in the United States, with 56.1% having been born in South Dakota. 0.3% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202937430.81%
202837130.82%
202736830.82%
202636530.83%
202536230.84%
202435930.84%
2023356-3-0.84%
202235941.13%
202135582.31%
2020347-24-6.47%
2019371185.1%
201835351.44%
2017348-3-0.85%
201635151.45%
2015346113.28%
201433510.3%
2013334-9-2.62%
201234382.39%
201133572.13%
201032800%

Buffalo Population by Year