Buffalo Lake, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Buffalo Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Buffalo Lake had a population of 702 as of July 1, 2018. Buffalo Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo Lake is located at latitude 44.7372 and longitude -94.6181 in Renville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Buffalo Lake (GNIS ID: 2393458) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buffalo Lake: City of Buffalo Lake.

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Buffalo Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 702
Population in Households 658
Population in Familes 513
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,037
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $52,763
Average Household Income $67,500
Per Capita Income $27,551


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $126,042
Average Home Value $144,541


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.52% -0.81%
Households -0.51% -0.81%
Families -0.42% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Buffalo Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 430 53rd
Population Density # 271 70th
Diversity Index # 128 86th
Median Household Income # 559 38th
Per Capita Income # 588 35th

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