Buffalo Prairie Township, Rock Island County, Illinois

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Buffalo Prairie Township
Location in Rock Island County
Location in Rock Island County
Rock Island County's location in Illinois
Rock Island County's location in Illinois
CountryUnited States
CountyRock Island
EstablishedJanuary, 1858
 • Total50.09 sq mi (130 km2)
 • Land46.13 sq mi (119 km2)
 • Water3.96 sq mi (10.3 km2)  7.91%
 • Estimate 
 • Density17.9/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-161-09512

Buffalo Prairie Township is located in Rock Island County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 824 and it contained 359 housing units.[2] Buffalo Prairie Township was originally named Buffalo Township, but changed its name to Copper Township October 1, 1857, and then from Copper to Buffalo Prairie.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.09 square miles (129.7 km2), of which 46.13 square miles (119.5 km2) (or 92.09%) is land and 3.96 square miles (10.3 km2) (or 7.91%) is water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016811[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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Coordinates: 41°23′05″N 90°50′11″W / 41.38472°N 90.83639°W / 41.38472; -90.83639