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Buffalo Gap, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Buffalo Gap had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.2793 and longitude -99.8301 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buffalo Gap 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Gap: Buffalogap.

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Buffalo Gap, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Buffalo Gap, TX Housing Affordability Index is 240
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Buffalo Gap, TX Wealth Index is 248
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 484 (100%)
Population in Households 480 (99.2%)
Population in Families 430 (88.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 206
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $115,053
Average Household Income $146,890
Per Capita Income $54,565
Wealth Index4 248

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $269,767
Housing Affordability Index3 240
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.46% 2.06%
Households 0.74% 2.08%
Families 3.92% 2.07%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Buffalo Gap, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Gap to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1267 27th
Population Density # 1502 14th
Diversity Index # 1377 21st
Median Household Income # 63 96th
Per Capita Income # 61 97th

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