Buchanan, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Buchanan, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Buchanan had a population of 1,239 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buchanan: Crow's Ferry, Looney's Ferry, Pattonsburg.

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Buchanan, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,239
Population in Households 1,239
Population in Familes 1,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,480
Average Household Income $59,377
Per Capita Income $25,414


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $139,796
Average Home Value $180,748


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 364
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.62%
Households 0.52% 0.54%
Families 1.16% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   4.08%

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, 2018 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 # 332 44th
Population Density # 352 41st
Diversity Index # 541 9th
Median Household Income # 312 48th
Per Capita Income # 345 42nd

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