Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55314: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Renville County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.738, Longitude -94.626
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 55314 has segments in 2 Counties (Renville, Sibley).

  • Businesses Addresses: 36
  • PO Box Addresses: 151
  • Residential Addresses: 392
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 15
    • Single Family Addresses: 377

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,310
Daytime Population: Workers 398
Daytime Population: Residents 629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,027
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,245
Population in Familes 1,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $55,587
Average Household Income $69,406
Per Capita Income $28,134


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $147,222
Average Home Value $178,399


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 353
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 -0.51% -0.7%
Households -0.44% -0.74%
Families -0.5% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55314 to the other 883 ZIP Codes in Minnesota 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 # 515 42nd
Population Density # 554 37th
Diversity Index # 200 77th
Median Household Income # 460 48th
Per Capita Income # 567 36th

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