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Buffalo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,227 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 1,227
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 994
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 305
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $37,452
Average Household Income $49,028
Per Capita Income $20,249


Total Housing Units 621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $64,130
Average Home Value $103,163


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 333
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 -0.38% -0.41%
Households -0.43% -0.44%
Families -0.25% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 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 # 228 43rd
Population Density # 292 27th
Diversity Index # 325 18th
Median Household Income # 243 39th
Per Capita Income # 230 42nd

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