Buffalo, Illinois

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Buffalo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62515
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.852
Longitude -89.408

Buffalo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Buffalo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 491 100%
Male 241 49.1%
Female 250 50.9%
Under 18 136 27.7%
18+ 355 72.3%
65+ 66 13.4%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 479 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.6%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.2%

Estimated Buffalo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 463
Growth -28
Growth % -5.7%

Buffalo Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25%
English 20.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 9.1%
Irish 7.1%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
Norwegian 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 4%
Dutch 3.2%
Scottish 3.2%
Italian 2.4%
Polish 1.6%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Danish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Buffalo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Buffalo Hart (62515)
Lanesville (62515)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buffalo 491 $51,250
Dawson 466 $59,375
Illiopolis 916 $52,898
Mechanicsburg 456 $42,212
Riverton 3,048 $49,150
Sherman 2,871 $75,164
Spaulding 559 $70,455
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