Buffalo Center, Iowa

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Buffalo Center is a city in Winnebago County, Iowa, United States. The population was 963 at the 2000 census. Its ZIP code is 50424.



Buffalo Center is located at 43°23′11″N 93°56′54″W / 43.38639°N 93.94833°W / 43.38639; -93.94833 (43.386497, -93.948241)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Buffalo Center has a high school, North Iowa Community School located in the town. It was the first consolidated school west of the Mississippi River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 963 people, 432 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 879.3 people per square mile (338.0/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 426.4/sq mi (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.44% White, 0.31% Asian, 1.04% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.60% of the population.

There were 432 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 36.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,694, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,944. About 6.5% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.


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