The Town of Buchanan had a population of 1,243 as of July 1, 2016. Buchanan ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Buchanan is located at latitude 37.5209 and longitude -79.6911 in Botetourt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buchanan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Botetourt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.
The Town of Buchanan (GNIS ID: 2390759) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buchanan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Buchanan: Crow's Ferry, Looney's Ferry, Pattonsburg.
|Population in Households||1,243|
|Population in Familes||1,007|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||641 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||447 (69.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||108 (16.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||86 (13.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$124,451|
|Average Home Value||$156,348|
|Median Household Income||$50,617|
|Average Household Income||$56,101|
|Per Capita Income||$23,867|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-0.86%|
|Per Capita Income||0.98%|
The table below compares Buchanan to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 331||44th|
|Population Density1||# 351||41st|
|Diversity Index2||# 539||9th|
|Median Household Income||# 276||54th|
|Per Capita Income||# 342||42nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.