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Buffalo Guide
Community Data

Discover Historic Buffalo, P.O. Box 383, Buffalo, WY  82834

 

Buffalo Population

2011 4,654
2010 4,888

2006

4,480

2000

3,900

1995

3,868

1990

3,302

2011 Johnson County, Wyoming population: 8,615

Climate

Elevation

4,645 Feet

Annual Average Temperature

59.7

Monthly Average Temperature (January) 35.6
Monthly Average Temperature (July) 86.5
Average Humidity 48%
Annual Average Rainfall 15.5"
Annual Average Snowfall 33.3"
Sunshine Days 252
Prevailing Winds N/NW
Average Growing Days 115
 

Government

Government Mayor/Council
911 Number Yes
Police Department 10 full-time
Insurance Rating 6
Fire Department Volunteer
Building Codes Yes
Planning Commission Yes
Subdivision Regulations Yes
Business License No
Zoning Regulations Yes
Industrial Plan Approval No
 

Taxes

Assessed Valuation - Buffalo (2003) $23,201,145
Sales/Use Tax 5%
Lodging Tax 2%
Gas Tax .14 cents per gallon
Individual Income Tax None
Industrial Property Assessed at 11.5% of market value
Commercial & Residential Property Assessed at 9.5%
Personal property (i.e., machinery and equipment) is assessed at the same rate as the classification in which it is used.  The property tax is figured by multiplying the assessed value by the mill levy.
 

Utilities & Service

Electricity Supplier:  Rocky Mountain Power; Telephone: 1-888-221-7070
Powder River Energy Corp.; Telephone: 1-800-442-3630
Natural Gas Supplier:  Montana Dakota Utilities; Telephone: (307) 674-6466
Water Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-5566; Source: Clear Creek and Tie Hack Dam which provides an additional 1,600 acre feet per year of municipal water
Waste Water Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-9010; Treatment Plant:  Aerated Lagoon
Sanitation Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-7335
 

Communication

Newspapers Buffalo Bulletin (Weekly)
The Mini (Daily)
Radio Stations Big Horn Radio Network:
KLGT-FM - Today's New Hit Country
KBBS-AM - Classic Hit Country

KZZS - FM Today's New Hit Music
Calvary Chapel - FM Christian Radio
Cable TV Charter Cable, Dish Network, Direct TV
Post Office Yes (Zip Code 82834)
Telegraph Service Yes
Internet Service ACT, Visionary Communications, Wyoming.com, Fiberpipe, Collins Communications, Charter Communications, Century Link
 

Transportation

Major Highways I-25, I-90 and US 16
Railroad Burlington Northern (33 miles north)
Bus Service Jefferson Bus Lines
Car Rental Enterprise in Sheridan, WY
Public Transportation Buffalo Area Transportation Service (BATS)
Parcel Service UPS, Post Office, Fedex
Express Service Federal Express, United Parcel Service
Trucking Firms North Park Transportation, Midwest Continental Freight, Private Haulers
Airport Johnson County Airport
Lights:Yes  Tower: No  Surface: Asphalt  Runway Length: 6,158 feet
Instrument Landing System: No  Commercial Service: No
Nearest Commercial Service: Sheridan (33 miles north of Buffalo)
 

Community Facilities

Banks 4
Credit Union none
Senior Centers 1
Day Care Centers 2
Pre-Schools 2
Libraries 1 and one extension branch in Kaycee, Wyoming  (65,000 total volumes)
Fairgrounds Johnson County Fairgrounds, Buffalo
Recreation 4 baseball fields; 4 tennis courts; 2 swimming pools; 18 hole golf course; bicycle paths; walking paths; 4 soccer fields; 1 ice skating rink; 1 recreation center; senior center; 2 parks; miniature golf; fair & rodeo grounds; horseshoe pits; 6-lane bowling alley; skateboard park
Area Recreation Cross country ski trails; downhill skiing; snowmobile trails; Lake DeSmet; boating; hunting; fishing; camping; hiking & backpacking; mountain trail horseback riding; sightseeing & wildlife watching; Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest; Healy Reservoir
 

Churches and Places of Worship

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Union Congregational
Big Horn Baptist Grace Mission Baptist
Seventh Day Adventist New Life Assembly of God
Church of Christ Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Grace Fellowship
Calvary Chapel Prince of Peace Lutheran
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses First United Methodist
Wesleyan St. Luke's Episcopal
  New Beginnings Independent Baptist
 

Medical Facilities

Critical Access Hospital 25 Bed
Nursing Home 50 Bed
Doctors 9
Dentists 3
Veterans Home 1
Optometrist 1
Chiropractor 2
Massage Therapists 6
Hospice Care 1
Assisted Living 2
Home Health Care 2
Ambulance Service Buffalo, Linch, Kaycee
 

Education

School

Telephone Grades
Learning Tree Pre-School (307) 684-7509 3-5 years
Head Start (307) 684-2873 4-5 years
Buffalo Children's Center (307) 684-5802 0-5 years
Big Horn Christian School (307) 684-9062 K-5
Meadowlark Elementary (307) 684-9518 K-3
Cloud Peak Elementary (307) 684-0153 4-5
Clear Creek Middle (307) 684-5594 6-8
Buffalo High School (307) 684-2269 9-12

Colleges

Sheridan College - Johnson County Campus

(307) 684-2001

   
Sheridan College - Sheridan

(307) 674-6446

   
University of Wyoming, Laramie

(307) 766-4273

   
 

Labor Analysis
Radius of labor drawing area:  70 miles (could include Sheridan, Buffalo,
Kaycee, Gillette) Total Labor Force (Census 2000): 4,891
Average Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

Distribution of Labor Force

Number of Employees

Retail Trade 867
Services 1,030
Government 771
Construction 299
Mining 182
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 439
Wholesale Trade 89
Manufacturing 148
Transportation/Utility/Communication 172
Agriculture Services 142
Farm Sector 469
Average Unemployment rate:  3.0%   Total Labor Force 2000: 4,891
Employment Opportunities:  www.wyomingatwork.com
 
Community Contact

Angela Jarvis, Executive Director
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
55 North Main
Buffalo, WY  82834

Telephone: (307) 684-5544 or 1-800-227-5122
FAX: (307) 684-0291
E-mail: info@buffalowyo.com
Web Site: 
http://www.buffalowyo.com

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