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People

Total Population 723
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 262
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,792

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,417
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $78,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Buffalo Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55314
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.737
Longitude -94.616

Buffalo Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STEWART
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station GAYLORD
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bird Island 849 $57,813
Brownton 797 $70,163
Cosmos 494 $46,563
Gibbon 825 $56,635
Hector 1,042 $60,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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