Buffalo Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania
Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania highlighting Buffalo Township
Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania
|• Type||Board of Supervisors|
|• Chairman||Daniel C. Pryzbylek|
|• Vice Chairman/Road Supervisor||Albert T. Roegnik|
|• Police Supervisor||Gary L. Risch, Sr.|
|• Assistant Supervisor of Roads||Greg A. Furer|
|• Assistant Supervisor of Police||John K. Haven|
|• Total||24.4 sq mi (63.1 km2)|
|• Land||24.3 sq mi (62.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|• Density||301/sq mi (116.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Buffalo Township occupies the southeast corner of Butler County. It is bordered to the west by Clinton Township, at its northwest corner by Jefferson Township, and to the north by Winfield Township. To the east are South Buffalo Township and the borough of Freeport in Armstrong County. To the south are Harrison and Fawn townships in Allegheny County. The southeast corner of Buffalo Township just touches the Allegheny River at the mouth of Buffalo Creek with Allegheny Township in Westmoreland County on the other side.
The township includes the unincorporated communities of Butler Junction, Silverville, Sarverville, Sarver, and Lernerville. Pennsylvania Route 28, a limited-access highway, passes through the southeast part of the township, with access from Exit 17 (Pennsylvania Route 356, or Butler Road). Route 356 bisects the township from southeast to northwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Buffalo Township has a total area of 24.4 square miles (63.1 km2), of which 24.3 square miles (62.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.24%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,827 people, 2,521 households, and 2,006 families residing in the township. The population density was 282.7 people per square mile (109.1/km²). There were 2,612 housing units at an average density of 108.2/sq mi (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 2,521 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $45,074, and the median income for a family was $51,886. Males had a median income of $42,020 versus $23,692 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,798. About 6.2% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
The Todd Nature Reserve is located within the township.
- Donald R. Lobaugh Bridge over the Allegheny River
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Buffalo township, Butler County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Buffalo Township official website
- Saxonburg Area Business Association
- Early history of Buffalo Township