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Located in: Putnam County (see below)

Time Zone: Buffalo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<1>

ZIP Code: 25033<2>

Elevation: 560 feet [170.69 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Buffalo)


2017:<4>     1,262   (2.1% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,236   (5.55% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,171

Total Area:<5>   1.65 sq. miles [4.3 km²]   - of which 14.96% is water (0.25 sq. miles [0.6 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   568

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6168, Longitude: -81.9823     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   38° 37' 0"
Lon:   -81° 58' 56"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Winfield

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Buffalo

GNIS ID:   2390760
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 11284

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Buffalo)

About Putnam County

The town of Winfield is the County Seat for Putnam County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Putnam)


2017:     56,792   (2.35% increase since 2010)  
2010:     55,486   (7.55% increase since 2000)
2000:     51,589

Total Area:   350.4 sq. miles [907.5 km²]   - of which 1.35% is water (4.73 sq. miles [12.3 km²])

Housing Units:   23,438

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Putnam

GNIS ID:   1550046
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 079

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Buffalo)

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2017:     1,815,857   (2% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<2>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 town (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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<3>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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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Buffalo. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Buffalo, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Buffalo.

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