Buffalo, MO


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Buffalo, MO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Buffalo Housing Market Information

With 3,040 people, 1,163 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $108,794, house prices in Buffalo are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Buffalo, accounting for 82.87% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Buffalo include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.45%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.68%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Buffalo are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.14% owning and 49.86% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Buffalo's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.24% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Buffalo include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 43.06%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.61%). There's also some housing in Buffalo built between 2000 and later ( 5.10%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Buffalo. Fully 14.11% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Buffalo homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Buffalo real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Buffalo Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Buffalo have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.46%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Buffalo house appreciation rate of 0.82%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Buffalo's appreciation rate, at 4.88%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Buffalo's appreciation rate has been -0.81%, which annualizes to a rate of -3.19%.

Notably, Buffalo's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that Buffalo's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Missouri.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,102,000 0.0
$827,001 - $1,102,000 0.0
$551,001 - $827,000 5.5
$441,001 - $551,000 0.0
$331,001 - $441,000 1.6
$220,001 - $331,000 11.9
$110,001 - $220,000 29.9
$55,001 - $110,000 32.5
$0 - $55,000 18.5

Low for MO
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
72.0614086487753 62.2

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Buffalo Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
22.17% 1.17% 2 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$742 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.14
Renters 49.86
Vacant 14.11

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.1
1970 - 1999 43.1
1940 - 1969 44.2
1939 or Older 7.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 82.9
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 9.5
Apt. Complexes 7.7
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.51
1 Bedroom 3.84
2 Bedrooms 37.44
3 Bedrooms 50.44
4 Bedrooms 5.76
5 or more bedrooms 0.00

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