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 Buffalo (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 3,275 4,560 6,856 10,097 15,453 +5,356 +48.70
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.30 2.87 3.96 6.03 6.03 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,519.23 1,588.85 1,731.31 1,675.84 2,652.69 +976.85 +58.29
Housing Units 1,055 1,746 2,608 3,871 6,044 +2,173 +56.14
Households -- 1,623 2,445 3,702 5,699 +1,997 +53.94
Persons Per Household -- 2.63 2.68 2.63 2.71 +0.08 +3.04


Buffalo is a city in and the county seat of Wright County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 25 and 55 are two of the main routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.64 square miles (24.97 km2); 7.17 square miles (18.57 km2) is land and 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2) is water. The elevation is 928 ft (283 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 15,453 people, 5,699 households, and 3,970 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,155.2 inhabitants per square mile (832.1/km2). There were 6,044 housing units at an average density of 843.0 per square mile (325.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 5,699 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

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BUFFALO city in sections 30 and 31 of Buffalo Township, the county seat, platted on December 27, 1856, incorporated on May 23, 1857, and as a village on November 22, 1881, and reincorporated on August 25, 1908, took its name, given also to the township, which was first settled in April 1855 and organized May 11, 1858, from their Buffalo Lake, "named by the Indian traders on account of the large numbers of buffalo fish found in its waters." For Kandiyohi County, also named from this species of fish, they are more fully noticed. The city was platted on land owned by Aurasa Ackley; the streets were named for the first settlers, the avenues for trees. The post office was established in 1856 with Ackley as postmaster.

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Buffalo City Hall
212 Central Avenue
Buffalo, MN, 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1181
Fax: (763) 682-6376

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month

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Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Teri Lachermeier
203 State Highway 55 W
Buffalo, MN 55313
Email (763) 464-4732
City Administrator appointed Merton Auger
212 Central Avenue
Buffalo, MN, 55313
Email (763) 682-1181
Council Member 12/31/2022 Eric J. Anderson
1205 Varner Way
Buffalo, MN  55313
Email (612) 599-3830
Council Member 12/31/2022
Scott Enter
607 7th Street Court NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
Email (763) 684-5274
Council Member 12/31/2020
Steve Downer
809 Myrtle Street
Buffalo, MN 55313
Email (612) 961-9638
Council Member 12/31/2020 Nick O'Rourke
802 Griffing Park Road
Buffalo, MN 55313
Email (612) 578-8052

Post Office:
US Post Office
209 Central Avenue
Buffalo, MN 55313
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 682-0105

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:00 am  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Buffalo Municipal Electric (763) 682-1001
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater Buffalo Municipal (763) 682-1001
Water Buffalo Municipal (763) 682-1001
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Charter Communications (763) 682-5980

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 514
Wright County Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 450
Buffalo Hospital General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 240
Walmart Department Stores 200
Target Department Stores 185
Lake Ridge Manor Nursing Care Facilities 115
Stellis Health Ė Buffalo Clinic Offices of Physicians 79
Von Ruden Manufacturing Engine, Turbine & Power Transmission Equip. Mfg. 67
Whirltronics Inc Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60
Ryan Chevrolet Automobile Dealers 58
Buffalo Veneer & Plywood Co Veneer, Plywood & Engineered Wood Product Mfg. 50

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Buffalo Heights Golf Course
905 Highway 25
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-2854

Buffalo Heights Golf Course was established in 1932 and remains a quality 9 hole course nestled in the beautiful community of Buffalo Minnesota. Our course offers a satisfying golf experience to all levels of play, from beginner to expert. The course offers challenges for the expert with a majority of par 4 and 5 holes while remaining a comfortable hour and 1/2 walking course. Buffalo Heights offers very competitive pricing with special pricing and tee times for groups.

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Wild Marsh Golf Course
1710 Montrose Boulevard S
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-4476

Come out and play the Wild Marsh Golf Club. Great golf at a great value in just under a 30 minute drive from Maple Grove, Plymouth and even Minneapolis. We offer a stunning golf course with bent grass fairways, tees, fast greens, beautiful lakes, marshes, trees and rolling terrain.

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Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Buffalo 1,152  
Pulaski 813  

Health Care:
Buffalo Hospital
303 Catlin Street
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1212

Buffalo Hospital is a non-profit regional medical center committed to providing quality, comprehensive care to patients in and around Wright County. Located just west of the Twin Cities, Buffalo Hospital provides exceptional patient-centered care to nearly 70,000 patients every year. We provide a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services and many specialty services, so you donít have to travel far from home.

Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo Minnesota

Buffalo Hanover Montrose Schools
Independent School District #877

214 1st Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8700
Fax: (763) 682-8785

BHM Schools unites the communities of Buffalo, Hanover, Montrose, and surrounding townships. Ten schools serve 5,700 students, whose test scores at every grade level significantly outpace state averages.

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  5,700

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Buffalo Hanover Montrose Schools
Buffalo High School
877 Bison Blvd
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8100
Fax: (763) 682-8118

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,860

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Buffalo High School, Buffalo Minnesota
Buffalo Community Middle School
1300 Hwy 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8200
Fax: (763) 682-8209 

Grades:  6-8
Students:  1,351

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Buffalo Community Middle School, Buffalo Minnesota
Discovery Elementary School
301 2nd Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8400
Fax: (763) 682-8444 

Grades:  K-5
Students:  246

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Discovery Elementary School, Buffalo Minnesota
Hanover Elementary School
274 LaBeaux Avenue NE
Hanover, MN 55341
Phone (763) 682-0800
Fax (763) 682-0868 

Grades:  K-5
Students:  441

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Hanover Elementary School, Hanover Minnesota
Montrose Elementary School
100 2nd Street S
Montrose, MN 55363
Phone: (763) 682-8345
Fax: (763) 682-8391

Grades:  K-5
Students:  357

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Montrose Elementary School, Montrose Minnesota
Northwinds Elementary School
1111 7th Avenue NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8800
Fax: (763) 682-8805 

Grades:  K-5
Students:   547

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Northwinds Elementary School, Buffalo Minnesota
Parkside Elementary School
207 3rd Street NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8500
Fax: (763) 682-8577 

Grades:  K-5
Students:  388

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Parkside Elementary School, Buffalo Minnesota
Tatanka Elementary School
703 8th Street NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-8600
Fax: (763) 682-8671 

Grades:  K-5
Students:  497

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Tatanka Elementary School, Buffalo Minnesota
St. Francis Xavier Elementary School
219 19th Street NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 684-0075

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  300

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St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Buffalo Minnesota

Buffalo Assembly of God
206 2nd Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Sunday Worship: 

Buffalo Covenant Church 
1601 Highway 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Pastor:  Max Frazier
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Buffalo Evangelical Free Church
2051 50th Street NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Pastor:  John Carlson
Sunday Worship: 
8:30 am and 10:30 am

Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, Buffalo Minnesota

Buffalo Presbyterian Church  

507 County Road 134
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Pastor:  Joan McKenzie
Sunday Worship:  10:25 am

Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Minnesota

Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

1174 NE 44th Street
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a


Buffalo United Methodist Church 

609 8th Street NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-3538

Pastor:  Rev. Jef Olson
Sunday Worship:  8:15 am and 10:30 am


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 

Highway 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-5612

Sunday Worship: 


Hosanna Lutheran Church - LCMS

1705 Highway 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-3278

Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Hosanna Lutheran Church, Buffalo Minnesota

Immanuel Lutheran Church - WELS

1970 Edmonson Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1878

Pastor:  Rev. Stephen Smith
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buffalo Minnesota
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community
223 19th Street NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 684-007

Pastor:  Father David Hennen
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Mass:  7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am

St John's Lutheran Church
302 NE 2nd Street
PO Box 238
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1883

Pastor:  James Disney
Saturday Worship:  7:00 pm
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am and 10:30 am

St John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo Minnesota

Seventh Day Adventist Church

200 2nd Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763)

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a


Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church - ELCA

3477 10th Street NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 684-1400

Pastor:  Josh Nelson
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Buffalo Minnesota

Zion Lutheran Church - ELCA

1200 Highway. 25 S
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1245

Pastor:  Ted Vanderpan
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am, 9:45 am and 10:30 am

Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo Minnesota

KRWC AM 1360 Radio
PO Box 267
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-4444
KRWC AM 1360 Radio, Buffalo Minnesota
Wright County Journal Press & The Drummer
PO Box 159
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-1221
Toll Free: (800) 880-5047
Wright County Journal Press, Buffalo Minnesota

Country Inn
1002 Highway 55 E
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-5660
Super 8 Motel
303 10 Avenue S
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-5930
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