New Buffalo, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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New Buffalo, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of New Buffalo had a population of 1,899 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for New Buffalo is located at latitude 41.7926 and longitude -86.7418 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Buffalo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of New Buffalo (GNIS ID: 1626798) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Buffalo: Buffalo.

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New Buffalo, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,899
Population in Households 1,896
Population in Familes 1,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 759
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,964
Average Household Income $76,564
Per Capita Income $35,521


Total Housing Units 1,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 600 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (48.2%)
Median Home Value $277,899
Average Home Value $399,584


Total Households 890
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 498
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% -0.06%
Households 0.12% -0.04%
Families 0.02% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   4.71%

New Buffalo, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Buffalo to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 308 56th
Population Density # 424 39th
Diversity Index # 213 70th
Median Household Income # 477 31st
Per Capita Income # 95 86th

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