Buffalo County

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Buffalo County, Wisconsin

407 S 2nd St
Alma, WI 54610
Phone: (608) 685-6209
Fax: (608) 685-6213
www.buffalocounty.com

On central western border of WI, southeast of Saint Paul, MN; organized Jul 6, 1853. Name Origin: For the herds of buffalo that once roamed here

Area (sq mi):: 709.58 (land 684.47; water 25.11) Population per square mile: 20.40
Population 2005: 13,968 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 13,804 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,123; median household $37,200; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,225-$29,083
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Buffalo County, South Dakota

PO Box 148
Gann Valley, SD 57341
Phone: (605) 293-3234
Fax: (605) 293-3240

In south-central SD, southeast of Pierre; organized 1871 (prior to statehood) from territorial country. Name Origin: For the once-plentiful herds of buffalo

Area (sq mi):: 487.43 (land 470.59; water 16.83) Population per square mile: 4.50
Population 2005: 2,100 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 3.30%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 2,032 (White 16.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.00%; Other 83.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 23.40
Income 2000: per capita $5,213; median household $12,692; Population below poverty level: 56.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $12,097-$14,649
Unemployment (2004): 10.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 16.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Buffalo County, Nebraska

PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 236-1226
Fax: (308) 233-3649
www.buffalogov.org

In south-central NE, west of Grand Island; original county; organized Mar 14, 1855 (prior to statehood); not officially recognized until Jan 20, 1870. Name Origin: For the former feeding grounds of the buffalo

Area (sq mi):: 975.27 (land 967.99; water 7.28) Population per square mile: 45.00
Population 2005: 43,572 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 42,259 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 4.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 30.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,510; median household $36,782; Population below poverty level: 11.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,091-$26,694
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 15.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kearney County seat (28,640)

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