Demographics & Economics Profile


Why Buffalo, Wyoming? Why Not?

Buffalo is located at the base of the picturesque Big Horn Mountains. The town sits at the intersection of Interstate 25, Interstate 90 and Highway 16 which offers easy access to major cities in all directions. Wyoming is also close to vital markets such as Denver CO, and Salt Lake, UT.

Buffalo is a great location for a home and a business. There are many opportunities for recreation in and around Buffalo all year round. Activities include Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hunting, camping and more. The town of Buffalo itself boasts a historic downtown and was a vital part of the history of the Old West. The Bozeman Trail crossed over Clear Creek at what is now the Bozeman Trail Steakhouse and there are several bronze statues around town depicting the Johnson County Cattle War which occurred south of Buffalo in April of 1892. The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum is an accredited Western History Museum while the Occidental Hotel and Saloon holds the distinction of being the oldest working hotel in Wyoming and hosted the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Buffalo has very little crime and none of the pressures of the big city. The pace is more relaxed with no traffic jams, noise or air pollution. In Buffalo, you will find a nurturing, supportive community full of friendly places and faces.


With three frequently used highways, Interstate 25, Interstate 90, and Highway 16, Buffalo is easily accessible from major cities. Johnson County, of which Buffalo is the county seat, has an operating private airport. For commercial flights, the Sheridan County Airport is thirty minutes north of Buffalo. Campbell County Airport is sixty minutes east of Buffalo and the Natrona County Airport is approximately ninety minutes south of Buffalo. Sheridan, thirty minutes north, also has an operating railroad.

More About Buffalo

Buffalo Population
Estimated for 2011 *4,624
2010 *4,585
2006 *4,480
2000 3,900
1995 *3,868
1990 3,302
*U.S. Census Estimates


Elevation — Buffalo 4,645 Feet
Annual Average Temperature 57.6
Monthly Average Temperature (January) 33.7
Monthly Average Temperature (July) 84.5
Average Humidity 48%
Average Annual Precipitation 15.54″
Elevation —Kaycee 4,660 Feet
Average Snowfall 33.3″
Sunshine Days 252
Prevailing Winds N/NW
Average Growing Days 115


  Buffalo Kaycee County
Government Mayor/Council Mayor/Council 3 Commissioners
911 Number Yes Yes Yes
Police Department 10 Full-time 1 Full-time 13 Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer
Insurance Rating 6 10 Varies
Building Codes Yes No No
Planning Commission Yes No Yes
Subdivision Regulations Yes No Yes
Business License No No No
Zoning Regulations Yes No No
Industrial Plan Approval No No No



Buffalo Bulletin (Weekly)

The Mini (Daily)

Radio Stations

KLGT-FM Today's New Hit Country

KBBS-AM Classic Hit Country

KZZS-FM Today's New Hit Music

KSLW-FM Christian Radio

Cable TV


Visionary Communications; Fiberpipe Wireless;

Collins Communications

Post Office

Yes (Zip Code 82834)

Telegraph Service


Express Mail & Shipping

Federal Express; United Parcel Service

Western Union; Post Office


Major Highways I-25, I-90 and US 16
Railroad Burlington Northern (33 miles north)
Parcel Service UPS, FED EX, Post Office
Bus Service Jefferson Bus Lines
Public Transportation Buffalo Area Transportation Service - Telephone: (307) 684-9551
Car Rentals Enterprise in Sheridan (33 miles north)
Trucking Firms North Park Transportation, Edson Express,
USF Reddaway, Private Haulers
Airport Lights; 6,158 Ft. Asphalt runway; No tower, instrument landing system or commercial service. Nearest Commercial Service: Sheridan (33 miles north)

Buffalo Commerce Center

Forty-five acres have curbs, gutters, streets and underground utilities. The remaining thirty acres will be developed in the future. A variety of businesses have already located at the Buffalo Commerce Park.

The addition provides the potential for different sizes of lots based on the prospective businesses’ needs. The park has easy access to Interstate 90 and Interstate 25, plus a spectacular view of the Big Horn Mountains. Strong covenants protect the quality of the development.