Buchanan, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 4,313 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 2,149  (49.8%)
Females: 2,164  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49107.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,178 (it was $34,244 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$43,178
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,402 (it was $16,600 in 2000)

Buchanan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,195 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$112,195
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $209,911; detached houses: $219,741; townhouses or other attached units: $192,141; in 2-unit structures: $152,822; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,166; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,600; mobile homes: $56,497

Median gross rent in 2017: $588.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buchanan: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 1.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Buchanan, MI (2017)
    • 3,47479.6%White alone
    • 4099.4%Black alone
    • 2606.0%Two or more races
    • 1483.4%Hispanic
    • 922.1%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Buchanan, Michigan as of January 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buchanan is 141 to 1.


Crime rates in Buchanan by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(65.5)
0
(0.0)
8
(184.2)
9
(208.3)
6
(136.7)
6
(137.2)
5
(115.1)
6
(139.1)
1
(23.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(65.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.1)
1
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
2
(46.0)
1
(23.2)
2
(46.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(371.3)
1
(22.1)
11
(253.3)
19
(439.8)
15
(341.8)
15
(342.9)
15
(345.3)
9
(208.6)
16
(372.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(458.6)
3
(66.4)
20
(460.5)
26
(601.9)
15
(341.8)
22
(503.0)
21
(483.4)
15
(347.7)
8
(186.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
159
(3,472)
12
(265.5)
178
(4,099)
150
(3,472)
158
(3,601)
124
(2,835)
110
(2,532)
69
(1,599)
79
(1,840)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(115.1)
6
(138.9)
4
(91.2)
1
(22.9)
1
(23.0)
4
(92.7)
4
(93.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(43.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)319.119.7417.2453.7353.0335.6311.9255.7201.3

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City-data.com crime index in Buchanan, MI

Crime rate in Buchanan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), American (9.8%), Irish (9.4%), Albanian (4.9%), English (3.7%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 2.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,797 people per square mile   (low).

Buchanan, Michigan map

141 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.9% Africa, 0.5% Oceania).

This city:

3.2%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,395 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,718 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (12.0 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (67.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Niles, MI (2.4 miles ),
Galien, MI (2.7 miles ),
Berrien Springs, MI (2.9 miles ),
Roseland, IN (3.1 miles ),
New Troy, MI (3.2 miles ),
Indian Village, IN (3.2 miles),
Notre Dame, IN (3.3 miles ),
Baroda, MI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.83 N, Longitude: 86.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -219 (-5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 401 (18.7%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Buchanan, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buchanan, MI in 2017
Buchanan satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $114,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $151,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Buchanan, MI residents
Average permit cost in Buchanan, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Buchanan, MI
Historical housing units in Buchanan, MI
Most common industries in Buchanan, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Buchanan, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Buchanan, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Buchanan, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.67. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.43
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Buchanan-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Buchanan city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 26.1 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.8 miles away from Buchanan center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 281.4 miles away from Buchanan center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from Buchanan center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from Buchanan center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berrien County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buchanan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buchanan:

  • REHAB INSTITUTE AT TRI-STATE HOSPITAL (15198 MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Buchanan:

  • RIVERIDGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NILES, MI)
  • LAKELAND MEDICAL CENTER, NILES (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NILES, MI)
  • SILVERBROOK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NILES, MI)
  • AWS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SOUTH BEND, IN)
  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - BLACKTHORN (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SOUTH BEND, IN)
  • HEALTHWIN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SOUTH BEND, IN)
  • HEALTHWIN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SOUTH BEND, IN)

Airports located in Buchanan:

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Amtrak stations near Buchanan:

  • 6 miles: NILES (598 DEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: SOUTH BEND (2702 W. WASHINGTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Buchanan:

  • 13 miles: Donald C. Cook 1 and 2 in Bridgman, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan:

  • Andrews University (about 10 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,103)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 11 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 14 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 19 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 33 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Valparaiso University (about 44 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 45 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)

Public high schools in Buchanan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buchanan:

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Library in Buchanan:

  • BUCHANAN DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $437,786; Location: 128 EAST FRONT STREET; 43,168 books; 1,647 audio materials; 2,109 video materials; 122 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buchanan: Buchanan City Hall (A), Buchanan City Fire Department (B), Buchanan Police Department (C), Buchanan District Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan include: Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Lively Stone Community Church (B), Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle Church (C), New Good Hope Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Buchanan Church of Christ (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Faith United Methodist Church (H), Saint Anthony Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1), Dragon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buchanan include: McCoy Creek Recreation Area (1), Memorial Field (2), Smith Park (3), McCoy Pond Park (4), Firehouse Park (5), Ravish Park (6), Tot Lot (7), Redbud Riverfront Park (8), Kathryn Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jackson Scholz.

Berrien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BUCHANAN (Population served: 5,160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WOLVERINE GARDENS (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LIFE ACTION RANCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TABOR HILL WINERY & RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ORCHARD HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHEATBERRY RESTAURANT & GRILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Buchanan in 2000:

  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Buchanan (2011 data):

  • Chemical Bank: Buchanan Auto Branch at 1101 East Front Street, branch established on 1980/01/21; Buchanan Branch at 128 North Main Street, branch established on 1961/05/01. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Edgewater Bank: 720 East Front Street Branch at 720 East Front Street, branch established on 1999/12/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $136.8 mil, Deposits: $114.5 mil, headquarters in Saint Joseph, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan:

Marital status in Buchanan, MI
  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Buchanan:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buchanan
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buchanan, MI (based on Berrien County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Berrien County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 155
Here:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Berrien County:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buchanan:

54.0%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.4%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Buchanan:

28.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Buchanan:

18.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Buchanan:

32.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Buchanan:

60.9%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buchanan, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$39,338$52,4515$5,071
Streets and Highways 5$15,578$37,3870$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,760$55,0405$544
Financial Administration 3$11,721$46,8840$0
Sewerage 3$12,832$51,3280$0
Water Supply 2$9,049$54,2940$0
Other and Unallocable 2$12,872$77,23211$3,507
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 12$1,081
Totals for Government 27$115,150$51,17833$10,203

Buchanan government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $856,000 ($198.47)
    Police Protection: $841,000 ($194.99)
    Sewerage: $762,000 ($176.68)
    Water Utilities: $460,000 ($106.65)
    General - Other: $395,000 ($91.58)
    Central Staff Services: $261,000 ($60.51)
    Transit Utilities: $195,000 ($45.21)
    Financial Administration: $138,000 ($32.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($24.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($20.40)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($13.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $40,000 ($9.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($6.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,466,000 ($339.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($30.84)

Buchanan government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $916,000 ($212.38)
    Other: $107,000 ($24.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $28,000 ($6.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $159,000 ($36.87)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($14.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($5.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $554,000 ($128.45)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($3.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $655,000 ($151.87)
    Highways: $245,000 ($56.81)
    Transit Utilities: $69,000 ($16.00)
  • Tax - Property: $1,728,000 ($400.65)
    Other License: $73,000 ($16.93)

Buchanan government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,844,000 ($1123.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,455,000 ($801.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,955,000 ($453.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $566,000 ($131.23)

Buchanan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,389,000 ($322.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,491,000 ($1273.13)

4.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, MI  0.56% ($39,557 average AGI)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.45% ($56,154)
from Cook County, IL  0.34% ($142,512)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.60% ($39,619 average AGI)
to Cass County, MI  0.49% ($38,493)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.29% ($41,097)
Businesses in Buchanan, MI
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNIL (1290 AM; 1 kW; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WUBS (89.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: INTERFAITH CHRISTIAN UNION, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Buchanan:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Buchanan fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Buchanan fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 2012 00:57 AM, Cr-Red Bud Trl, Lat: 41.888467, Lon: -86.364336, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 25, 2002 06:42 PM, Liberty St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 5, 1982 01:34 AM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 29, 1981 12:48 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 8, 1978 07:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.8mTotal length
  • $2,134,000Total costs
  • 82,257Total average daily traffic
  • 10,491Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,696Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buchanan, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 71990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buchanan, MI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$84,0126$94,70230$95,56310$26,8820$01$69,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$148,6400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$69,1834$52,71019$123,1476$17,6580$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$57,6303$96,8109$98,9784$55,2131$20,5601$88,030
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$42,1705$101,3080$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$54,5551$39,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$128,6101$172,360
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buchanan, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buchanan, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 44. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2015, and the least - 23 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Buchanan, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.1%), and Outside Fires (30.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buchanan, MI
    • 41255.1%Structure Fires
    • 22930.6%Outside Fires
    • 7810.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 293.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buchanan, MI
Most common first names in Buchanan, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7078.7 years
Robert6971.0 years
William6372.8 years
James5671.3 years
Charles4575.0 years
George4376.5 years
Mary4378.7 years
Arthur3774.1 years
Donald3172.9 years
Edward2980.2 years
Most common last names in Buchanan, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4578.9 years
Miller2175.8 years
Williams2076.3 years
Anderson1880.6 years
Clark1582.5 years
Davis1574.1 years
Johnson1475.0 years
Weaver1479.7 years
Thompson1474.5 years
Backus1270.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buchanan, MI
  • 86.3%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buchanan, MI
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 47.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood


Buchanan compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Buchanan on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Allen H. Simpson (28)
  • Steven J. Johnson (12)
  • Daniel J. Marchok (10)
  • Alan R. Watson (9)
  • Paul R. Argue (8)
  • Julie R. Pitz (6)
  • Mark L. Smith (5)
  • Michael L. Jackemeyer (4)
  • Scott Alan Albright (3)
  • Scott Albright (2)

Total of 99 patent applications in 2008-2021.