Buffalo, SD Population

Population: 380. Estimated population in July 2020: 341 (-10.3% change)
Males: 180 (47.4%), Females: 200 (52.6%)

Harding County

Zip code: 57720

Median resident age: 43.6 years
Median household income: $21,875
Median house value: $44,300

Races in Buffalo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (30.0%), United States (23.4%), Norwegian (21.1%), Irish (12.1%), English (7.9%), Swedish (7.1%).

Elevation: 2877 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo town

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -108 (-22.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Buffalo:

  • SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE SERVICES – CAH (about 43 miles; BOWMAN, ND)
  • DAHL MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE ASSOC – CAH (about 66 miles; EKALAKA, MT)
  • FALLON MEDICAL COMPLEX CAH (about 73 miles; BAKER, MT)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buffalo:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 105 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 112 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 163 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buffalo:

  • HARDING COUNTY (about 3 miles; BUFFALO, SD; Abbreviation: 9D2)
  • BOWMAN MUNI (about 43 miles; BOWMAN, ND; Abbreviation: BPP)
  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 63 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 106 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 195 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 210 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 211 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 240 miles; MINOT, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 266 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)

Schools

Public high school in Buffalo:

  • HARDING COUNTY HI SCH (Students: 84; Location: 102 WEST ALLISON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Buffalo:

  • BUFFALO ELEM (Students: 74; Location: 102 WEST ALLISON ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HARDING COUNTY JR HI (Students: 27; Location: 102 WEST ALLISON ST; Grades: 07 – 08)

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