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Buffington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Buffington Census Designated Place had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Buffington, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 285
Population in Households 284
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,757
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $41,547
Average Household Income $56,624
Per Capita Income $23,776


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $77,703
Average Home Value $86,728


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.5%
Households -0.2% -0.5%
Families 0.3% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

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, 2018 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 Density # 766 57th
Diversity Index # 612 65th
Median Household Income # 1416 20th
Per Capita Income # 1285 27th

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