Buchanan County VA Information


Buchanan County Subdivisions

Buchanan County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,570
Daytime Population: Workers 7,171
Daytime Population: Residents 16,770
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,941
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 22,455
Population in Familes 18,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,115
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $32,783
Average Household Income $45,518
Per Capita Income $19,683


Total Housing Units 11,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,640 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,196 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,022 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $73,930
Average Home Value $109,836


Total Households 9,836
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 6,702
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.54%
Households -0.18% -0.5%
Families -0.33% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


Buchanan County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 74 45th
Population Density # 105 22nd
Diversity Index # 128 5th
Median Household Income # 130 3rd
Per Capita Income # 122 9th

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