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Buffalo Grove is a village in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. (The community straddles Lake and Cook counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

Buffalo Grove was named for the buffalo bones found here.

The latitude of Buffalo Grove is 42.151N. The longitude is -87.959W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,237.


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Median household income
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$80,525
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Buffalo Grove demographic reports
The village was settled by immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine in the 1840s.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Raupp Memorial Museum
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National index: 100
Local index: 64

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14% of Buffalo Grove residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buffalo Grove ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buffalo Grove was $36,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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56% of Buffalo Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Buffalo Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $994.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,734.


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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buffalo Grove political report.

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The average commute time for Buffalo Grove workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Buffalo Grove between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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