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Buchanan, Virginia - Basic Facts

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.

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Buchanan, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,243
Population in Households 1,243
Population in Familes 1,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 571
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 366
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)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.65%
Households 0.71% 0.57%
Families 1.62% 0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buchanan, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
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.