Buffalo, MO

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Population

3,026

1.05% decline

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$30,865

1.23% decline

Poverty Rate

22.9%


Number of Employees

781

6.69% decline

Median Property Value

$86,600

4.34% growth

About

In 2017, Buffalo, MO had a population of 3.03k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $30,865. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buffalo, MO declined from 3,058 to 3,026, a -1.05% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,250 to $30,865, a -1.23% decrease.

The population of Buffalo, MO is 93.2% White Alone, 2.21% Two or More Races, and 1.98% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 0% of the people in Buffalo, MO speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Buffalo, MO is $86,600, and the homeownership rate is 47.6%. Most people in Buffalo, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo, MO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Buffalo, MO employs 781 people. The largest industries in Buffalo, MO are Manufacturing (195 people), Retail Trade (118 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (105 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,406), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,964), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,964).

Median household income in Buffalo, MO is $30,865. Males in Buffalo, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Buffalo, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,865

2017 value

± $12,973

-1.23%

1 Year Growth

± 57.5%

Households in Buffalo, MO have a median annual income of $30,865, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,250 in 2016, which represents a -1.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Buffalo, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Buffalo, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buffalo, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4802

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buffalo, MO was Census Tract 4802 with a value of $41,473, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Buffalo, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo, MO (648 out of 2.83k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    547 ± 198

  2. Native American

    60 ± 75

  3. Two Or More

    34 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buffalo, MO is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

781

2017 Value

± 215

-6.69%

1 Year decline

± 40.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo, MO declined at a rate of -6.69%, from 837 employees to 781 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo, MO, are Production Occupations (144 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (103 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buffalo, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (144 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (103 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (3.52 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (3.2 times), and Production Occupations (3.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buffalo, MO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($45,875), Transportation Occupations ($41,643), and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($41,044).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

781

2017 Value

± 215

-6.69%

1 Year decline

± 40.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo, MO declined at a rate of -6.69%, from 837 employees to 781 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo, MO, are Manufacturing (195 people), Retail Trade (118 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (105 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo, MO, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Buffalo, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (195 people), Retail Trade (118 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (105 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo, MO has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.47 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.19 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buffalo, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,406), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,964), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,964).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.9% of the population of Buffalo, MO has health coverage, with 21.5% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Buffalo, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Buffalo, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1418 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.1%

Uninsured

21.5%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

1.66%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo, MO grew by 14% from 15.9% to 18.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buffalo, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Buffalo, MO is home to a population of 3.03k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Buffalo, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Buffalo, MO is composed of 2.82k White Alone residents (93.2%), 67 Two or More Races residents (2.21%), 60 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.98%), 57 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.88%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.496%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.231%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.033%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buffalo, MO are Other & Unspecified Languages (0 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buffalo, MO was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Buffalo, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Buffalo, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Buffalo, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buffalo, MO was 0%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Buffalo, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Buffalo, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Buffalo, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo, MO was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.82k ± 132

  2. Two or More Races

    67 ± 49.2

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    60 ± 84

In 2017, there were 42.1 times more White Alone residents (2.82k people) in Buffalo, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67 Two or More Races and 60 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Buffalo, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other & Unspecified Languages

    0 speakers (0%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0% of Buffalo, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Buffalo, MO was Other & Unspecified Languages. 0% of the overall population of Buffalo, MO are native Other & Unspecified Languages speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Other & Unspecified Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    105 ± 80

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    19 ± 28

  3. Korea

    16 ± 21

Buffalo, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo, MO was $86,600 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,000 to $86,600, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Buffalo, MO is 47.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buffalo, MO have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buffalo, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,865

Median Household Income

± $12,973

1.11k

Number of Households

± 242

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.11k households in Buffalo, MO declined from $30,865 from the previous year's value of $31,250.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $40k - $45k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,600

2017 Median

± $17,524

$83,000

2016 Median

± $20,005

In 2017, the median property value in Buffalo, MO grew to to $86,600 from the previous year's value of $83,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buffalo, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buffalo, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.6%

2017 Homeownership

49.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.6% of the housing units in Buffalo, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buffalo, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buffalo, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo, MO have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.97% of the workforce in Buffalo, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.5%

  2. Carpooled

    25.1%

  3. Other

    5.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Buffalo, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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