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

The community of Kearney is the Seat for Buffalo County.

Buffalo County was founded in 1855.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Buffalo had a population of 45,814 people. This is an increase of 8.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,259 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Buffalo represented 2.47% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201046,102+9.09%+0.63% since 2009
200945,814+8.41%+1.39% since 2008
200845,186+6.93%+0.67% since 2007
200042,259The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Buffalo County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Buffalo County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kearney   30,74427,43112.08% increase  
Gibbon   1,8581,7595.63% increase  
Ravenna   1,3481,3410.52% increase  
Shelton   1,1631,1402.02% increase  
Elm Creek   8828941.34% decrease  

Websites for Buffalo County

Official Website:   www.buffalogov.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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