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The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2017. Buffalo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 40.8894 and longitude -86.7361 in White County. The formal boundaries for the Buffalo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. White County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The Buffalo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393355) 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.

The Buffalo Census Designated Place is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of White 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, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 703
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 482
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 703
Population in Familes 588
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $53,756
Average Household Income $70,165
Per Capita Income $27,743


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (53.2%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $135,275


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 211
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 0.22% 0.25%
Households 0.1% 0.14%
Families 0.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Buffalo, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 415 39th
Population Density # 628 8th
Diversity Index # 248 64th
Median Household Income # 229 66th
Per Capita Income # 157 77th

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