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The Town of Buffalo Gap had a population of 488 as of July 1, 2016. Buffalo Gap ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo Gap is located at latitude 32.2836 and longitude -99.8346 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buffalo Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,909 feet.

The Town of Buffalo Gap (GNIS ID: 2411741) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Buffalo Gap is located within Jim Ned Division of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buffalo Gap population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Gap: Buffalogap.

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


Total Population 488
Population in Households 485
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $221,875
Average Home Value $266,310


Median Household Income $89,003
Average Household Income $118,936
Per Capita Income $43,866
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 2.61%
Households 0.95% 2.53%
Families 5.76% 2.41%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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 Gap, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Gap to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 1265 28th
Population Density1 # 1489 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1397 20th
Median Household Income # 105 94th
Per Capita Income # 100 94th

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