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Population in 2010: 1,519. Population change since 2000: -10.0%
Males: 804  (53.0%)
Females: 715  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  59.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78607, 78609.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,940 (it was $32,586 in 2000)
Buchanan Dam:

$43,940
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,478

Buchanan Dam CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,646 (it was $90,700 in 2000)
Buchanan Dam:

$112,646
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,145; Detached houses: $187,973; Townhouses or other attached units: $386,128; Mobile homes: $51,145

Median gross rent in 2012: $629.

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  • White alone - 1,401 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 95 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Buchanan Dam detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buchanan Dam: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Buchanan Dam, Texas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Buchanan Dam is mentioned 22 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (16.5%), English (14.5%), French (7.1%), United States (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1054 feet

Land area: 7.61 square miles.

Population density: 200 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buchanan Dam:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan Dam CDP:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.4%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Buchanan Dam, Texas as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Buchanan Dam to the number of sex offenders is 253 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,638 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $536 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (49.2 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (53.0 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (90.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Buchanan Lake Village, TX (2.4 miles ), Kingsland, TX (2.6 miles ), Highland Haven, TX (3.4 miles ), Sunrise Beach Village, TX (3.4 miles ), Granite Shoals, TX (3.6 miles ), Llano, TX (3.7 miles ), Burnet, TX (3.7 miles ), Horseshoe Bay, TX (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.76 N, Longitude: 98.45 W

Area code: 512

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Average climate in Buchanan Dam, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Buchanan Dam-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.6 miles away from the Buchanan Dam place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/11/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Llano County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Buchanan Dam:

  • SUNSET COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BURNET, TX)
  • GREEN STREET COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LLANO, TX)
  • HILL COUNTRY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LLANO, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Buchanan Dam, TX

Airports located in Buchanan Dam:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan Dam:

  • Central Texas College (about 47 miles; Killeen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,130)
  • Austin Community College District (about 54 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 10,815)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 55 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 56 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 63 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,379)
  • Texas State University-San Marcos (about 69 miles; San Marcos, TX; FT enrollment: 23,372)
  • Temple College (about 69 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)

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Notable locations in Buchanan Dam: Inks Dam Substation (A), Buchanan Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan Dam include: Lakeshore Church (A), First Union Church (B), Buchanan West Baptist Church (C), Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Buchanan (A), Inks Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Coggins Creek (A), Campground Creek (B), Redrock Creek (C), Long Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buchanan Dam include: Llano County Park (1), Black Rock Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Beachcomber Park (Tours & Charters; 8138 Ranch Road 261) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Llano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buchanan Dam and their reported violations in the past:

CASSIE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between MAR-29-1996 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between AUG-30-1995 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
GRAVES LONG MOUNTAIN RV PARK INC (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2004)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2006)
  • Notification, Public - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buchanan Dam that have no violations reported:

  • SHADY OAKS RV PARK (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buchanan Dam, TX

Buchanan Dam compared to Texas state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Buchanan Dam (2011 data):

  • Llano National Bank: Buchanan Dam Branch at Highway 29 West And Ranch Road 1431, branch established on 1997/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $129.0 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Llano, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Buchanan Dam CDP (based on Llano County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.97%
Here45.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents54.9%15.4%8.3%7.7%4.2%
Congregations28.1%15.6%6.3%21.9%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%1.9%1.8%1.4%1.3%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%3.1%9.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Llano County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Llano County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

8.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Llano County:

11.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Llano County:

24.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.7%

11.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.05%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Burnet County, TX  2.78% ($26,865 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  1.12% ($86,349)
from Williamson County, TX  0.57% ($46,625)


9.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Burnet County, TX  2.60% ($32,427 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.67% ($49,459)
to Williamson County, TX  0.47% ($36,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buchanan Dam:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHLB (1340 AM; 1 kW; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buchanan Dam:

  • KXXS (104.9 FM; MARBLE FALLS, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KBEY (92.5 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: MUNBILLA BROADCASTING PROPERTIES, LTD.)
  • KHLB-FM (106.9 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KITY (102.9 FM; LLANO, TX; Owner: BK RADIO)
  • KBAE (96.3 FM; LLANO, TX; Owner: RAWHIDE RADIO, LLC)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Buchanan Dam:

  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KBEJ (Channel 2; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: CORRIDOR TELEVISION, L.L.P.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)

Buchanan Dam fatal accident list:

Mar 6, 2008 12:00 AM, Sr-29, Lat: 30.733231, Lon: -98.469347, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1




Most common first names in Buchanan Dam, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3075.0 years
James2274.2 years
William2276.1 years
Robert2068.6 years
Charles1978.8 years
Mary1579.8 years
George1170.8 years
Henry1080.8 years
Clarence869.1 years
Frank776.2 years
Most common last names in Buchanan Dam, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murchison1381.8 years
Smith1277.3 years
Taylor975.3 years
Davis978.2 years
Jones877.4 years
Williams877.0 years
Watson778.0 years
Fisher669.4 years
Lewis674.8 years
Adams586.4 years
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