Buffalo City, Wisconsin

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Buffalo City is a city in Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,040 at the 2000 census.



The name may be derived from a buffalo animal husbandry operation in the past. The city was chartered in 1868. At that time it was the only city in Buffalo County and possibly the smallest city in the United States.[3]


Buffalo City is located at 44°13′59″N 91°51′44″W / 44.23306°N 91.86222°W / 44.23306; -91.86222 (44.233180, -91.862219)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²) of it (64.63%) is water.

It is located west of Cochrane, Wisconsin on the shore of Spring Lake, a backwater of the Mississippi River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,040 people, 445 households, and 320 families residing in the city. The population density was 486.2 people per square mile (187.6/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 230.0/sq mi (88.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.56% White, 0.19% African American, 0.48% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 445 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77.

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