Buffalo, West Virginia is a small town with a population of just over 1,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 41, skews younger than most cities in West Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in Buffalo, and 87% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $566/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Buffalo will save around $1,700 compared to the state average.
Buffalo residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transit isn't used. Few residents walk to work.
Many Buffalo residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 12% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of just over $54,000, Buffalo workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Buffalo, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Buffalo has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (39%) compared to the national average. Further, 5% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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