Buffalo Center, Iowa

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Buffalo Center, Iowa

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Buffalo Center strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Buffalo Center Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Buffalo Center Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Buffalo Center Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Buffalo Center, Iowa

Comparing Buffalo Center to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Buffalo Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Winnebago
Standard Zip Codes 50424
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.385
Longitude -93.946

Buffalo Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Buffalo Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 963 100%
Male 452 46.9%
Female 511 53.1%
Under 18 189 19.6%
18+ 774 80.4%
65+ 355 36.9%
Median Age 49.3
Average Family Size 2.7
White 948 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 10 1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 2.6%

Estimated Buffalo Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 897
Growth -66
Growth % -6.9%

Buffalo Center 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 56.1%
Norwegian 18.3%
English 4.7%
US/American 3.7%
Irish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Czech 1.7%
Danish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buffalo Center 963 $43,333
Lakota 255 $43,500
Ledyard 147 $33,750
Rake 227 $33,750
Thompson 596 $39,688
Titonka 584 $44,125
Woden 243 $39,250

Buffalo Center Public Libraries

Buffalo Center Public Library
113 1ST ST NW
Buffalo Center, Iowa
(641) 562-2546

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111 3RD AVE NW
Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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