Buffalo, West Virginia Population 2024

1,202

Buffalo is a city located in Putnam County West Virginia. Buffalo has a 2024 population of 1,202. Buffalo is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,212 in 2020.

The average household income in Buffalo is $60,701 with a poverty rate of 19.48%. The median age in Buffalo is 42.5 years: 41 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Buffalo Demographics

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

  • White: 99.39%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.17%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
867.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.83% (-10)
The current population of Buffalo, West Virginia is 1,202 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,212.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,14499.39%
Other race50.43%
Two or more races20.17%
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 Population by Race

Buffalo Population Pyramid 2024

Buffalo Median Age

42.5

Total

41

Male

42.7

Female

Buffalo Adults

There are 926 adults, (219 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo.

Buffalo Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo Sex Ratio

Female57249.7%
Male57950.3%

Buffalo Population by Age

Buffalo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3982.8281.418.6
Married2033.7887.212.8
Non Family1311.1170.229.8
Male323.941000
Female322.6671.928.1

3.51

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

81.4%

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 Grade192.34%
Associates Degree12515.39%
Bachelors Degree637.76%
Graduate Degree516.28%
High School Graduate40950.37%
Less Than 9th Grade242.96%
Some College12114.9%

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
White805762107
Other Race555
2+ Races222

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Buffalo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$32,250$0$35,781
Graduate Degree$35,962$0$35,962
High School Graduate$36,250$67,083$29,167
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,114$50,909$31,991
Some College$45,208$50,114$32,115

$36,114

Average Earnings

$50,909

Average Male

$31,991

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
White1,11721919.61%

19.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

24.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 19.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo is White, with 19.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.13%.

Buffalo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.48%
Bachelors or Greater22.68%
High School14.43%
Some College13.82%

Buffalo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed57.14%
Female Unemployed13.79%
Female Employed5.31%
Male Employed3.67%

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$65,417$72,188
Households$46,389$60,701
Married Families$70,096$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,219$33,339

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buffalo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

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 45-54, 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

92

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam61
Second Gulf War18
Korea10
First Gulf War3
World War II0

Buffalo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7451
75+20
18 to 3418
35 to 543
55 to 640

Buffalo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9210.18%

Buffalo Veterans by Race

Buffalo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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

76.28%

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 76.28% having been born in West Virginia. 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
20291,191-2-0.17%
20281,193-2-0.17%
20271,195-3-0.25%
20261,198-2-0.17%
20251,200-2-0.17%
20241,202-3-0.25%
20231,205-1-0.08%
20221,206-6-0.5%
20211,21200%
20201,212-53-4.19%
20191,265-3-0.24%
20181,26830.24%
20171,26510.08%
20161,26400%
20151,264-4-0.32%
20141,26860.48%
20131,26220.16%
20121,260100.8%
20111,250100.81%
20101,24000%

Buffalo Population by Year