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Buffington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Buffington Census Designated Place had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Buffington is located at latitude 39.93 and longitude -79.8392 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Buffington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Buffington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584442) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Buffington Census Designated Place is located within Township of Menallen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buffington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Buffington, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,769
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $65,323
Average Home Value $72,333


Median Household Income $38,566
Average Household Income $51,337
Per Capita Income $21,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.21%
Households -0.13% -0.16%
Families 0.6% -0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buffington, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffington to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1531 13th
Population Density1 # 763 57th
Diversity Index2 # 592 66th
Median Household Income # 1437 19th
Per Capita Income # 1384 22nd

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