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The Town of Buffalo Gap had a population of 479 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Gap: Buffalogap.

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


Total Population 479
Daytime Population: Workers 436
Daytime Population: Residents 253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 689
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 425
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $95,144
Average Household Income $127,585
Per Capita Income $47,332


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $245,690
Average Home Value $314,481


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 164
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 0.44% 2.46%
Households 0.68% 2.47%
Families 4.77% 2.44%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 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 # 1269 28th
Population Density # 1498 14th
Diversity Index # 1394 20th
Median Household Income # 99 94th
Per Capita Income # 93 95th

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