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Buffalo, Iowa
(Scott County)

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The location of Buffalo

Welcome to Buffalo ...

The city of Buffalo is located in Scott County.

The location of Buffalo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Buffalo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Buffalonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Buffalo has a population of 1,279 people<3> (see below for details).

Buffalo is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Buffalo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Buffalo lies within the (563) area code.

The ZIP code for Buffalo: 52728<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo had a population of 1,270 people. This makes Buffalo the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Buffalo represents 0.04% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 234th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,270 people, the population of Buffalo decreased 3.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,321 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Buffalo had an population of 1,279 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.18% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buffalo.

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Buffalo: This one is located in Scott County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 57 communities that are also named Buffalo - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (3), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (4), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska (2), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (5), Texas (4), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buffalo.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buffalo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buffalo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo.

Communities near Buffalo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Davenport   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Buffalo

Moline   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

Rock Island   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

Bettendorf   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Buffalo

Muscatine   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Buffalo

Located in Muscatine County

East Moline   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

Silvis   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

Eldridge   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Buffalo

Milan   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

Coal Valley   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Buffalo

Located in Rock Island County (IL)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Buffalo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Buffalo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Buffalo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Buffalo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buffalo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4613, Longitude: -90.7569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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