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Buffalo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,209 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Buffalo, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,209
Population in Households 1,209
Population in Familes 976
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 492
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $86,280


Median Household Income $33,597
Average Household Income $46,097
Per Capita Income $19,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.7%
Households -0.82% -0.7%
Families -0.52% -0.87%
Median Household Income   -0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 230 42nd
Population Density1 # 292 27th
Diversity Index2 # 325 18th
Median Household Income # 265 33rd
Per Capita Income # 231 42nd

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