Sherry Walter Real Estate
42 S. Main Street
Buffalo, Wyoming  82834

Telephone: (307) 620-0150
Fax: (307) 684-5780

Homes Lots & Acreage
Mountain ∙ Farm & Ranch
Investment ∙ Multi-Family



Buffalo Population

2010 4,888 *
2006 4,480 *







2000 Johnson County, Wyoming Population:  7,075

* U.S. Census Estimate


Elevation - Buffalo

4,645 Feet

Elevation - Kaycee 4,660 Feet
Annual Average Temperature


Monthly Average Temperature (January) 33.7
Monthly Average Temperature (July) 84.5
Average Humidity 48%
Average Annual Precipitation 15.54"
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
Insurance Rating 6 10 Varies
Fire Department Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer
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 Kaycee County
Assessed Valuation $23,201,145 989,124 $1,133,099,323
Sales/Use Tax:  6%;   Lodging Tax:  2%; Gas Tax:  14 cents;  Individual Income Tax:   None
Industrial property is assessed at 11.5% of market value.  Commercial and residential property is assessed at 9.5%.   Personal Property (i.e., machinery and equipment, etc.) is assessed at the same rate as the classification in which it is used.  The property tax is calculated by multiplying the assessed value by the mill levy.

Utilities & Service

Electricity Supplier:  Rocky Mountain Power; Telephone 1-800-221-7070; Maximum Generating Capacity: Unlimited

Supplier:  Powder River Energy Corporation; Telephone: 1-800-442-3630

Natural Gas Supplier:   Montana Dakota Utilities; Telephone: (307) 674-6466; Maximum Capacity: Unlimited
Water Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-5566; Source: Clear Creek and Tie Hack Dam which provides an additional 1,600 acre feet per year of municipal water
Waste Water Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-9010; Treatment Plant: aerated lagoon
Sanitation Supplier: City of Buffalo; Telephone: (307) 684-7335


Newspaper Buffalo Bulletin (Weekly)
Mini-Arrow (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 Optimum Cable
Internet Visionary Communications;; Fiberpipe Wireless;; Collins Communications
Post Office Yes (Zip Code 82834)
Telegraph Service Yes
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, Private Haulers
Airport Lights; 6,158 Ft. Asphalt runway; No tower, instrument landing system or commercial service.  Nearest Commercial Service: Sheridan (33 miles north).

Community Facilities

  Buffalo Kaycee
Banks 4 0
Senior Centers Yes Yes
Day Care Centers Yes No
Pre-Schools Yes No
Libraries Yes (65,000 total volumes) Yes (Branch)
Fairgrounds Yes Yes
Parks 3 1
Golf Course 18-Hole No
Swimming Pools 2 0
Bowling Alley Yes (6-Lane) No
Recreation Center Yes No
Ice Skating Rink Yes No
Tennis Courts Yes Yes
Baseball Fields Yes Yes
Soccer Fields Yes Yes
Horseshoe Pits Yes No
Walking Path Yes No
Miniature Golf Yes No
Museum Yes - Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum Yes - Hoofprints of the Past Museum
Area Recreation Cross country ski trails; downhill skiing; snowmobile trails; Lake DeSmet; boating; hunting; fishing; camping; hiking; mountain trail horseback riding; Bighorn Mountains; Healy Reservoir

Churches and Places of Worship

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Union Congregational
Big Horn Baptist Grace Mission Baptist
Seventh Day Adventist New Life Assembly of God
Church of Christ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
St. Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Grace Fellowship
Calvary Chapel Prince of Peace Lutheran
Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses First United Methodist
Wesleyan St. Luke's Episcopal
  New Beginnings Independent Baptist

Health Care

Hospital 29 Bed
Nursing Home 54 Bed
Doctors 8 Full-time & visiting specialists
Dentists 3
Veterans Home 23 Bed
Optometrist 1
Chiropractor 2
Home Health Care 2
Assisted Living 10 Unit
Hospice Care 1
Ambulance Service Buffalo, Linch, Kaycee
Massage Therapists 6


Elementary School 0-5 Years
Learning Tree PreSchool - 307-684-7509
Head Start - 307-684-2873
Buffalo Children's Center - 307-684-5802

Grades: K-5
Big Horn Christian School - 307-684-9062
Meadowlark Elementary - 307-684-9518
Clear Creek School - 307-684-0153

Middle School Grades: 4-8
Clear Creek Middle School - Telephone: (307) 684-5594
High School Grades: 9-12
Buffalo High School - Telephone: (307) 684-2269
College Sheridan College - Johnson County Campus - Telephone: (307) 684-6446

Labor Analysis
Radius of labor drawing area:  70 miles (could include Sheridan, Buffalo,
Kaycee, Gillette) Total Labor Force (July 1998): 4,608
Average Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

Distribution of Labor Force

Number of Employees

Retail Trade 867
Services 1,030
Government 771
Construction 299
Mining 182
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 439
Wholesale Trade 89
Manufacturing 148
Transportation/Utility/Communication 172
Agriculture Services 142
Farm Sector 469

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 business's 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.

Community Contact

Angela Jarvis, Executive Director
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
55 North Main
Buffalo, WY  82834

Telephone: (307) 684-5544 or 1-800-227-5122
FAX: (307) 684-0291
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Sherry Walter Real Estate
42 S. Main Street
Buffalo, Wyoming  82834
Telephone: (307) 620-0150 Fax: (307) 684-5780