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Buffalo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,223 as of July 1, 2015. Buffalo ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo is located at latitude 34.7244 and longitude -81.6844 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Buffalo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Buffalo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402730) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buffalo Census Designated Place is located within Union Division of Union 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, 2015.

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Buffalo Census Designated Place, SC Boundary Map

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Buffalo, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,223
Population in Households 1,223
Population in Familes 986
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 304
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 505
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 340
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $42,730
Average Home Value $73,731


Median Household Income $33,319
Average Household Income $42,677
Per Capita Income $17,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.66% -0.58%
Households -0.48% -0.52%
Families 0.0% -0.72%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Buffalo, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 226 43rd
Population Density1 # 287 28th
Diversity Index2 # 325 18th
Median Household Income # 249 37th
Per Capita Income # 239 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.