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Buffalo, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location of Buffalo, 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
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Harper
 - Mayor Lewis Carpenter
 - 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 1,814 ft (553 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,200
 Density 1,502.4/sq mi (580.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73834
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-09850[1]
GNIS feature ID 1090632[2]

Buffalo is a town in Harper County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Harper County[3].



Buffalo is located at 36°50′13″N 99°37′44″W / 36.83694°N 99.62889°W / 36.83694; -99.62889 (36.836861, -99.628934)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/km²). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 750.0/sq mi (289.1/km²). 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.


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