Buffalo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 13,804. Its county seat is Alma.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 710 square miles
), of which, 684 square miles (1,773 km²) of it is land and 25 square miles (65 km²) of it (3.54%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 13,804 people, 5,511 households, and 3,780 families residing in the county. The population density
was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 6,098 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White
, 0.12% Black
or African American
, 0.30% Native American
, 0.33% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 0.08% from other races
, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 44.3% were of German
, 22.1% Norwegian
and 8.8% Polish
ancestry according to Census 2000
. 96.9% spoke English
, 1.6% Spanish
and 1.1% German
as their first language.
There were 5,511 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males.
Buffalo County is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for biggest white-tail deer.
Cities, villages, and towns