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Buffalo is a village in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Buffalo. For links to other places called Buffalo, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Buffalo is 39.852N. The longitude is -89.408W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 491.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Buffalo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62515 ZIP code.
22% of Buffalo residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buffalo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buffalo was $19,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Buffalo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Buffalo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $216. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $871.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buffalo political report.
The average commute time for Buffalo workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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