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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Buffalo is a town in Missouri with a population of 3,032. Buffalo is in Dallas County. Living in Buffalo offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in Buffalo and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Buffalo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    359.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,238.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    523.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Buffalo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$24,264
National
$55,322
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Buffalo Reviews

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I bought 1/4 acre lot there in a decent neighborhood. I decided to put a shed on my lot (since I needed a place to store my lawnmower and other yard work related tools). Day 3: A police officer shows up (with no probable cause, and no warrant), he interrogates me about my identity, asks what is in the shed, wants to run my ID, and the whole time keeps his hand on his pistol. He gives a lame excuse that there was a peeping tom reported up the street (not unusual since the amount of meth-heads and drunks are exceeding the norm). I calmly told him that I have been here all day doing yard work, he walks into my shed and sees a chair and asks "are you living in this shed?", I had to answer the same question 5 times. Worst police in any small town I have ever been to.
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Buffalo is small with little to do and lots of problems. If you don't nail it down it will eventually get stolen ,drugs are a problem, and those are only the things I noticed at a glance. I tried very hard to mind my own business when I could.
Buffalo isn't a terrible place to live, but growing up in Rural Iowa and moving to Buffalo, its a big difference. My hometown was 300 people with my graduating class of 12. So moving to Buffalo there has been a difference in the crime rate, school system, government, and community involvement.