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Buffalo, North Dakota
Location of Buffalo, North Dakota
Location of Buffalo, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cass
Area
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,204 ft (367 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 188
 • Estimate 
(2019)
184
 • Density 382.54/sq mi (147.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58011
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-10420
GNIS feature ID 1028172

Buffalo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 188 at the 2010 census. Buffalo was founded in 1878.

History

The first settlement at Buffalo was made in 1878. A post office called Buffalo has been in operation since 1883. The city took its name from Buffalo, New York.

Geography

Buffalo is located at 46°55′13″N 97°33′03″W / 46.920341°N 97.550787°W / 46.920341; -97.550787.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 177
1900 213 20.3%
1910 241 13.1%
1920 268 11.2%
1930 242 −9.7%
1940 245 1.2%
1950 261 6.5%
1960 234 −10.3%
1970 241 3.0%
1980 226 −6.2%
1990 204 −9.7%
2000 209 2.5%
2010 188 −10.0%
2019 (est.) 184 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 188 people, 92 households, and 52 families living in the city. The population density was 817.4 inhabitants per square mile (315.6/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 439.1 per square mile (169.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 0.5% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 4.8% from two or more races.

There were 92 households, of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 25.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

Education

Maple Valley School District operates public schools serving Buffalo. An elementary campus is in the town. The former Buffalo High School is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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