Buffalo City, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Buffalo City, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Buffalo City had a population of 986 as of July 1, 2018. Buffalo City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo City is located at latitude 44.2232 and longitude -91.8659 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 3.93 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Buffalo City (GNIS ID: 1582884) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo City: Buffalo.

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Buffalo City, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 986
Population in Households 986
Population in Familes 760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 467
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $53,157
Average Household Income $61,076
Per Capita Income $28,055


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $134,292
Average Home Value $166,425


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.45% -0.29%
Households -0.29% -0.18%
Families -1.05% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Buffalo City, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo City to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 390 50th
Population Density # 484 38th
Diversity Index # 739 5th
Median Household Income # 428 45th
Per Capita Income # 366 53rd

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