Buffalo, West Virginia

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Buffalo, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 12% Buffalo Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Buffalo Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Buffalo, West Virginia

Comparing Buffalo to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 6 3
Male Share of the Population 6 9
Senior Citizens 5 2
Female Share of the Population 5 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 4 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 6
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 2
People Living Alone 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Buffalo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Putnam
Metro Area Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 25033
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.617
Longitude -81.981

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 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station RIPLEY
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Buffalo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,171 100%
Male 568 48.5%
Female 603 51.5%
Under 18 258 22%
18+ 913 78%
65+ 171 14.6%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,138 97.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 28 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.9%

Estimated Buffalo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,204
Growth 33
Growth % 2.8%

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
US/American 40.4%
English 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
German 11%
Irish 9.7%
Italian 6%
French (except Basque) 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French Canadian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buffalo 1,171 $35,938
Bancroft 367 $30,313
Eleanor 1,345 $43,274
Hurricane 5,222 $43,155
Leon 132 $27,500
Milton 2,206 $31,786
Winfield 1,858 $59,196
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Buffalo High Schools (2004)

Serves 282 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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