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Buffalo, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Buffalo had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2017. Buffalo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 46.9203 and longitude -97.5504 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 1035946) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buffalo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo: New Buffalo, Third Siding.

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Buffalo, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 217
Daytime Population: Workers 115
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 955
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,963
Average Household Income $70,637
Per Capita Income $30,274


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $117,105
Average Home Value $156,897


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.0% 2.29%
Households 2.11% 2.32%
Families 4.19% 2.19%
Median Household Income   5.56%
Per Capita Income   4.31%

Buffalo, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 167 59th
Population Density # 82 80th
Diversity Index # 268 34th
Median Household Income # 276 31st
Per Capita Income # 308 23rd

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