Buffalo City, Wisconsin

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Buffalo City, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Buffalo City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Buffalo City People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Buffalo City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Buffalo City, Wisconsin

Comparing Buffalo City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 1


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

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Buffalo City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 54622
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.23
Longitude -91.864

Buffalo City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALMA DAM 4
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station WINONA
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Buffalo City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,040 100%
Male 524 50.4%
Female 516 49.6%
Under 18 234 22.5%
18+ 806 77.5%
65+ 184 17.7%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,025 98.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Buffalo City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,042
Growth 2
Growth % 0.2%

Buffalo City 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 52.7%
Norwegian 12.1%
Polish 8.6%
Irish 4%
US/American 3.9%
English 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Swedish 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
French Canadian 1.2%
Czech 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Italian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Waumandee (54622)

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 City 1,040 $48,906
Alma 942 $45,625
Arcadia 2,402 $44,063
Cochrane 435 $40,375
Fountain City 983 $47,692
Nelson 395 $37,917
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