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Welcome to Buffalo Lake ...

The city of Buffalo Lake is located in Renville County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Buffalo Lake: Buffalo Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo Lake has a population of 684 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Buffalo Lake is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Buffalo Lake is within the boundaries of the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Buffalo Lake: 55314<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo Lake had an population of 684 people. This is a decrease of 6.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo Lake had a population of 733 people. This makes Buffalo Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Buffalo Lake represents 0.01% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 418th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 733 people, the population of Buffalo Lake decreased 4.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 768 people).

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

Adding Buffalo Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buffalo Lake 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 Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Buffalo Lake on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

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

Communities Also Named Buffalo Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Buffalo Lake - they are located in Alberta, Manitoba and New York.

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

Communities near Buffalo Lake ...

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

  • Hutchinson [McLeod County]
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    • Hutchinson [McLeod County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Buffalo Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,977 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutchinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hutchinson<7>
  • Olivia [Renville County]
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    • Olivia [Renville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Buffalo Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olivia<7>
  • Winthrop [Sibley County]
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    • Winthrop [Sibley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Buffalo Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,323 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<7>
  • Fairfax [Renville County]
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    • Fairfax [Renville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Buffalo Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hector [Renville County]
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      • Hector [Renville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,041 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hector have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hector<7>
    • Bird Island [Renville County]
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      • Bird Island [Renville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bird Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bird Island<7>
    • Gibbon [Sibley County]
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      • Gibbon [Sibley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibbon<7>
    • Brownton [McLeod County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownton
      • Brownton [McLeod County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownton<7>
    • Stewart [McLeod County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart
      • Stewart [McLeod County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart
    • Franklin [Renville County]
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      • Franklin [Renville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Buffalo Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>

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 Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buffalo Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo Lake. 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 Lake.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo Lake ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Renville County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Renville County: www.co.renville.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Renville, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buffalo Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Lake) 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 Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7371, Longitude: -94.6181       In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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