Buffalo, Wyoming


Buffalo, Wyoming

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Buffalo, Wyoming
settlement_type = City
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image_caption = Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, Wyoming


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map_caption = Location of Buffalo, Wyoming


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Wyoming
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Johnson

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 9.1
area_land_km2 = 9.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.5
area_land_sq_mi = 3.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 3900
population_density_km2 = 426.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1104.8

timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 1416
elevation_ft = 4646
latd = 44 |latm = 20 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 106 |longm = 42 |longs = 4 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 82834, 82840
area_code = 307
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 56-10685GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1586043GR|3
website =
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Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,900 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Johnson CountyGR|6. In recent years, the town has boomed economically due to methane production from the coal bed methane extraction method used in the Powder River Basin and surrounding areas [ [http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/2004/Coalbed-Methane-Wyoming7jan04.htm Coal Bed Methane: Following busy year, Wyoming tries to cope with coalbed growing pains] , Billings Gazette, January 7, 2004] .

Geography

Buffalo is located at coor dms|44|20|51|N|106|42|4|W|city (44.347479, -106.701222)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,900 people, 1,718 households, and 1,042 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,104.8 people per square mile (426.6/km²). There were 1,842 housing units at an average density of 521.8/sq mi (201.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.46% White, 0.10% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 1,718 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,392, and the median income for a family was $40,683. Males had a median income of $28,716 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,054. About 6.7% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Buffalo is located near the northern terminus of Interstate 25, where it junctions with Interstate 90.

References

External links

* [http://www.buffalowyoming.org Website]


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