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The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 560 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 37.507 and longitude -85.699 in Larue County. The formal boundaries for the Buffalo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Larue County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Buffalo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629580) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buffalo Census Designated Place is located within Buffalo Division of Larue County.

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, 2016.

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Buffalo, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 560
Population in Households 560
Population in Familes 475
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 474
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $133,571
Average Home Value $154,459


Median Household Income $44,078
Average Household Income $49,966
Per Capita Income $19,659
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.22%
Households 2.13% 1.45%
Families 2.88% 1.29%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buffalo, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 338 38th
Population Density1 # 395 27th
Diversity Index2 # 372 31st
Median Household Income # 208 62nd
Per Capita Income # 335 38th

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