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Buffalo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Union County at latitude 34.7244 and longitude -81.6844. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The formal official name is the Buffalo Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Buffalo, South Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Buffalo indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Buffalo, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,244
Population in Households 1,244
Population in Familes 1,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 309
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $67,151


Median Household Income $31,461
Average Household Income $40,607
Per Capita Income $17,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.41% -0.5%
Households -0.18% -0.43%
Families 0.34% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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, 2014 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 # 227 43rd
Population Density1 # 287 28th
Diversity Index2 # 329 17th
Median Household Income # 271 32nd
Per Capita Income # 274 31st

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