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The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 554
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 359
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 469
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $46,962
Average Household Income $52,219
Per Capita Income $20,493


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $135,417
Average Home Value $156,421


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 163
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.48% 1.2%
Households 1.58% 1.23%
Families 2.22% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 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 # 336 38th
Population Density # 396 27th
Diversity Index # 379 30th
Median Household Income # 201 63rd
Per Capita Income # 334 38th

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