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Buffalo, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Buffalo had a population of 16,355 as of July 1, 2018. Buffalo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 45.1788 and longitude -93.8652 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.28 sq. miles and a water area of 2.48 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Buffalo (GNIS ID: 2393453) 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.

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


Total Population 16,355
Population in Households 16,083
Population in Familes 13,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 2,247
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $69,889
Average Household Income $83,924
Per Capita Income $31,442


Total Housing Units 6,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,407 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,619 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $213,528
Average Home Value $245,432


Total Households 6,026
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,203
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 0.69% 0.94%
Households 0.68% 0.92%
Families 0.69% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Buffalo, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo 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 # 69 92nd
Population Density # 56 94th
Diversity Index # 355 61st
Median Household Income # 170 81st
Per Capita Income # 341 62nd

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