Buchanan County VA Information

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Buchanan County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 24,464
Population in Households 23,321
Population in Familes 19,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,143
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,234
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 6,995
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,036 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,198 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,990 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $69,437
Average Home Value $106,309
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,164
Average Household Income $43,557
Per Capita Income $18,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% -0.11%
Households 0.42% -0.02%
Families 0.3% -0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

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Buchanan County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 72 47th
Population Density1 # 105 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 129 4th
Median Household Income # 133 1st
Per Capita Income # 125 7th

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