Buffalo, Oklahoma
Town
Harper County Courthouse in 2007
Harper County Courthouse in 2007
Motto: "Proud History Bright Future"
Location of Buffalo within Oklahoma
Location of Buffalo within Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°50′13″N 99°37′44″W / 36.83694°N 99.62889°W / 36.83694; -99.62889Coordinates: 36°50′13″N 99°37′44″W / 36.83694°N 99.62889°W / 36.83694; -99.62889[1]
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Harper
Government
   Mayor Lewis Carpenter
Area
   Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
   Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
   Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,814 ft (553 m)
Population (2010)
   Total 1,299
   Density 1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
   Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73834 [2]
Area code 580
FIPS code 40-09850 [1]
GNIS feature ID 1090632 [1]
Website buffalooklahoma.org

Buffalo is a town and county seat of Harper County, Oklahoma, United States.[1] The population was 1,299 at the 2010 census.

History

In 1907, the town was "staked out" and a post office was established with the name Buffalo, which was derived from nearby Buffalo Creek. In 1908, a county seat election gave title to Buffalo and it was incorporated in the same year.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Buffalo has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[1]

Climate

Climate data for Buffalo, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49.1
(9.5)
55.3
(12.9)
64.7
(18.2)
75.4
(24.1)
82.8
(28.2)
91.9
(33.3)
97.7
(36.5)
96.0
(35.6)
87.3
(30.7)
77.4
(25.2)
61.3
(16.3)
51.0
(10.6)
74.2
(23.4)
Average low °F (°C) 20.2
( 6.6)
24.6
( 4.1)
33.3
(0.7)
43.9
(6.6)
53.6
(12)
63.2
(17.3)
68.6
(20.3)
66.6
(19.2)
58.5
(14.7)
45.8
(7.7)
32.9
(0.5)
23.1
( 4.9)
44.5
(6.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.5
(13)
1.0
(25)
1.9
(48)
2.4
(61)
4.4
(112)
4.0
(102)
3.0
(76)
3.5
(89)
3.1
(79)
1.9
(48)
1.6
(41)
0.8
(20)
28.1
(714)
Source: Weatherbase.com [4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. %
1910 282
1930 990
1960 1,618
1970 1,579 2.4%
1990 1,512
2000 1,200 20.6%
2010 1,299 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 495 households, and 336 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,502.4 people per square mile (579.2/km ). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 750.0 per square mile (289.1/km ). The racial makeup of the town was 92.92% White, 0.08% African American, 1.17% Native American, 4.67% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.33% of the population.

There were 495 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,433, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,328. About 8.2% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Buffalo School District oversees primary and secondary education.

Media

  • Harper County Journal

Transportation

U.S. Route 64 goes through Buffalo. The Buffalo Municipal Airport (Oklahoma) is located north of Buffalo.

See also

References

External links

Panoramio Photos