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Income/capita 4%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 50%
IndexBuffalo CenterIowaNational
Income per capita$28,648$28,872$29,829
Median household income$48,393$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,214$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,446$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,694$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Buffalo Center is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Buffalo Center is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Buffalo Center is 50% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Buffalo Center is 50% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,258$48,393$96,786
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Buffalo Center median earnings by income bracket

      Buffalo Center employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector33.8%16.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%8.3%
      Public administration0.0%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.6%7.1%
      Education, health & social services7.4%57.7%
      Other16.0%7.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bancroft, IA712$52,7945%
      Thompson, IA466$42,40423%
      Burt, IA505$41,25025%
      Kiester, MN478$39,62528%
      Titonka, IA500$38,04731%
      Buffalo Center, IA841$48,39313%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lansing, OH841$40,14527%
      Highmore, SD841$55,6581%
      Pepin, WI841$48,75012%
      Lakeville, IN841$41,94424%
      Shenandoah Shores, VA841$55,9381%
      Buffalo Center, IA841$48,39313%
      Source: The Buffalo Center, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).