Buffalo Gap, South Dakota

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Buffalo Gap Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 273 miles N of Aurora, Colorado
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 57722
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.491
Longitude -103.312

Buffalo Gap Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ORAL
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 37 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 31 to 66 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Station CUSTER
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 52 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
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Buffalo Gap Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 164 100%
Male 75 45.7%
Female 89 54.3%
Under 18 41 25%
18+ 123 75%
65+ 27 16.5%
Median Age 45.5
Average Family Size 2.91
White 149 90.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 6.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 4.9%

Estimated Buffalo Gap Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 165
Growth 1
Growth % 0.6%

Buffalo Gap 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 23.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
Irish 15.7%
English 11.8%
Norwegian 9.4%
European 6.3%
Scottish 5.5%
Finnish 4.7%
Canadian 2.4%
US/American 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buffalo Gap 164 $28,750
Custer 1,860 $41,313
Hermosa 315 $37,031
Hot Springs 4,129 $35,786
Oelrichs 145 $28,906
Pringle 125 $28,571
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