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Welcome to Buffalo ...
The town of Buffalo is located in Harding County<1> and is the County Seat for Harding County.
The location of Buffalo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Buffalo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Buffalonian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo has a population of 371 people<4> (see below for details).
Buffalo is 2,900 feet [884 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Buffalo is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Buffalo lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Buffalo is located in the (605) area code.
We don't have a date for the establishment of Buffalo.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo had an population of 371 people. This is an increase of 12.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo had a population of 330 people (which is 26.29% of the total population of Harding County). This makes Buffalo the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Buffalo represents 0.04% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 330 people, the population of Buffalo decreased 13.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 380 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Buffalo.
Communities Also Named Buffalo ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 57 communities that are also named Buffalo - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (3), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (2), 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), Tennessee (5), Texas (4), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buffalo.
Communities near Buffalo ...
We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Buffalo.
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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buffalo.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buffalo.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Buffalo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Buffalo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buffalo was on a map titled Map of South Dakota (from Rand McNally, 1937).
We also found Buffalo on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Buffalo.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 31 May 2023