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Buffalo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,230 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Buffalo, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,230
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 727
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 870
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,230
Population in Familes 991
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 306
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $47,786
Per Capita Income $19,758


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $51,648
Average Home Value $86,111


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 334
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 -0.4% -0.63%
Households -0.46% -0.69%
Families -0.25% -0.79%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 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 # 226 43rd
Population Density # 288 28th
Diversity Index # 326 18th
Median Household Income # 264 35th
Per Capita Income # 228 43rd

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