Buffalo County NE Information


Buffalo County Subdivisions

Buffalo County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 50,058
Daytime Population: Workers 28,017
Daytime Population: Residents 23,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,159
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 47,976
Population in Familes 36,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,082
Population Density2 52
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $53,138
Average Household Income $68,731
Per Capita Income $27,357


Total Housing Units 20,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,084 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,572 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,066 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $187,651


Total Households 19,656
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 12,058
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.14% 1.19%
Households 1.19% 1.21%
Families 0.96% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


Buffalo County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 96th
Population Density # 10 90th
Diversity Index # 22 77th
Median Household Income # 27 72nd
Per Capita Income # 47 51st

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