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Welcome to Buffalo Grove ...

The village of Buffalo Grove is primarily located in Lake County<1>. A portion of Buffalo Grove extends into Cook County.

The location of Buffalo Grove has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Buffalo Grove: BUHF-uh-loh<3>

A typical abbreviation for Buffalo Grove: Buffalo Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo Grove has a population of 40,503 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Buffalo Grove.

Buffalo Grove is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Buffalo Grove: (847) & (224)<6>

The ZIP code for Buffalo Grove: 60089<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo Grove had an population of 40,503 people. This is a decrease of 2.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo Grove had a population of 41,496 people (which is 5.9% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Buffalo Grove the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Buffalo Grove represents 0.32% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,496 people, the population of Buffalo Grove decreased 3.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 42,909 people).

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

Communities Also Named Buffalo Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Buffalo Grove: This one is located in Lake County and the other is located in Ogle County.

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

Communities near Buffalo Grove ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buffalo Grove.

  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southwest of Buffalo Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<9>
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
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    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the north of Buffalo Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<9>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
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    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Buffalo Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<9>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Buffalo Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<9>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
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      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the south of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<9>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
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      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the south of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<9>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<9>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<9>
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the south of Buffalo Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buffalo Grove.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo Grove. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buffalo Grove.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo Grove. See our Newspapers Page for Buffalo Grove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo Grove ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo Grove? 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 Grove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo Grove.

Adding Buffalo Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buffalo Grove in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Buffalo Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buffalo Grove on our Genealogy Page.

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About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Buffalo Grove. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo Grove.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<7>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 village (such as Buffalo Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buffalo Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1514, Longitude: -87.9598       In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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