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The City of Buffalo had a population of 1,980 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 31.4589 and longitude -96.0662 in Leon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Leon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2409933) 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 City of Buffalo is located within Buffalo Division of Leon 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,980
Daytime Population: Workers 1,453
Daytime Population: Residents 1,291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,744
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 1,966
Population in Familes 1,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,166
Per Capita Income $24,913


Total Housing Units 867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $93,452
Average Home Value $145,278


Total Households 735
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 538
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 0.87% 0.86%
Households 0.83% 0.86%
Families 1.38% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Buffalo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 717 59th
Population Density # 1257 28th
Diversity Index # 604 66th
Median Household Income # 745 57th
Per Capita Income # 773 56th

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