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Buchanan County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 21,038 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 21,093 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,037
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,404
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,197
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,720 (it was 1,736 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buchanan County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (37.7%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Buchanan County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 10,440  (49.6%)
Females: 10,598  (50.4%)
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Buchanan County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Buchanan County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $57,789 ($38,036 in 1999)

This county:

$57,789
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $495 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $573)
This county:

$495
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $133,361 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$133,361
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,795 - $205,519

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $171,438
Here:

$171,438
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,250
Here:

$127,250
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $134,553
Here:

$134,553
State:

$154,532

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,324
Here:

$130,324
State:

$128,443

Mobile homes: $93,484
Here:

$93,484
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,097
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 270

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 98
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 16

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $185,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,790 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,906 (1.4%)

Buchanan County household income distribution in 2009 Buchanan County home values distribution Buchanan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 21.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 58.0% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.3%
Buchanan County:

9.3%
Iowa:

12.2%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 58.5% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buchanan County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.

Cities in this county include: Independence, Jesup, Fairbank, Hazleton, Winthrop, Quasqueton, Lamont, Brandon, Rowley, Aurora.

Buchanan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buchanan County: Antique Acres Show Grounds (A), Antique Acres Campground (B), Falls Access (C), Popp Access (D), Dewar (E), Enterprise (F), Grover Farms (G), Trent Pullet Farm (H), Beaver Hill Country Club (I), Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (J), Fox Townhall (K), Barclay Townhall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan County include: Barclay Church (A), Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary Church (B), Washington Chapel (C), East Janesville Church (D), Finchford Community Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F), Mount Hope Church (G), Saint Francis Church (H), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anton Cemetery (1), Old Barclay Cemetery (2), Pioneer Cemetery (3), Benson Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph's Cemetery (5), Bennington Township Cemetery (6), Blessing Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Railroad Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Crane Creek (B), Wolf Creek (C), Shell Rock River (D), Rock Creek (E), Sink Creek (F), Poyner Creek (G), Miller Creek (H), West Fork Cedar River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buchanan County include: Rigdon Access County Park (1), River Birch Bottom County Park (2), Beaver Creek Access Point (3), Black Hawk Park (4), Bruggeman County Park (5), Siggelkov Access County Park (6), Cedar River Access Area (7), Childs Access County Park (8), Crane Creek County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Butler County , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Hardin County , Humboldt County , Linn County , Union County, South Dakota , Webster County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 546
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 194 (77% naturalized citizens)

Buchanan County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 18
  • 1985 to 1989: 38
  • 1980 to 1984: 11
  • 1975 to 1979: 30
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 56
Note: State values scaled to Buchanan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.3%

Buchanan County marital status for males Buchanan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,012
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 194
  • 3 or 4: 395
  • 5 to 9: 111
  • 10 to 19: 55
  • 20 or more: 101
  • Mobile homes: 759
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Buchanan County with a mortgage: 2,598 (276 second mortgage, 281 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,922

Here:

57.5% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buchanan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1914
Mainline Protestant5,04423
Evangelical Protestant3,07128
Other6-
None7,646-
Buchanan County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Buchanan County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Buchanan County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buchanan County:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Buchanan County:

Average size of farms: 319 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $132,719
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $281.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $104,237
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $105,191
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.65%
Corn for grain: 158154 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 126117 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Buchanan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1670085.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 71 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/11/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 25 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa 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 348.2 miles away from Buchanan County 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 327.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 303.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.0 miles away from Buchanan County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 348.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4135: July 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4135, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1420: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (14%)
  • India (11%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buchanan County (%):

  • German (44%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (8%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Buchanan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,630 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 848 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 491 (5%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 683 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Buchanan County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 190 people in nursing homes
  • 141 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Buchanan County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 55 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,023.

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($25,531 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($7,507 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

1.15%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.26% ($32,970 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.63% ($31,600)
from Fayette County, IA  0.62% ($32,184)
from Delaware County, IA  0.25% ($22,000)
from Benton County, IA  0.16% ($40,846)
from Clayton County, IA  0.15% ($30,083)
from Polk County, IA  0.15% ($35,083)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.39% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($27,345 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($7,959 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

1.11%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Black Hawk County, IA  1.23% ($35,867 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.85% ($34,250)
to Fayette County, IA  0.59% ($30,468)
to Delaware County, IA  0.21% ($6,529)
to Benton County, IA  0.20% ($26,688)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($45,267)
to Johnson County, IA  0.15% ($25,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buchanan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,499 (3,095 aged, 404 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 309 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Buchanan County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (362)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (235)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (214)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (148)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (130)
  • Unspecified dementia (90)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (77)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (68)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (57)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (55)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,203
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 399
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,350

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,323
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 937

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,615
  • In family households: 17,618 (4,518 male householders, 1,143 female householders)
    4,685 spouses, 6,385 children (5,884 natural, 156 adopted, 345 stepchildren), 249 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 73 parents, 82 other relatives, 359 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,997 (1,231 male householders (967 living alone)), 1,269 female householders (1,124 living alone)), 497 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 343 (270 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,765 2-persons, 1,102 3-persons, 937 4-persons, 500 5-persons, 194 6-persons, 163 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,091 1-person, 349 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,722 married couples with children.
950 single-parent households (271 men, 679 women).

94.0% of residents of Buchanan County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (44% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $108,398,000 ($5,151 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $959,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,854,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,761,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,204,000
Federal grants: $13,926,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,820,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,834,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,069,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,036,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,133,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,551
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,024
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -572
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buchanan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 175
  • 2010 to 2013: 124
  • 2000 to 2009: 910
  • 1990 to 1999: 965
  • 1980 to 1989: 737
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,488
  • 1960 to 1969: 916
  • 1950 to 1959: 824
  • 1940 to 1949: 403
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,607
Note: State values scaled to Buchanan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buchanan County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 122
  • 4 rooms: 649
  • 5 rooms: 1,325
  • 6 rooms: 1,524
  • 7 rooms: 1,001
  • 8 rooms: 834
  • 9+ rooms: 707
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 83
  • 3 rooms: 307
  • 4 rooms: 499
  • 5 rooms: 215
  • 6 rooms: 225
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buchanan County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 203
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,488
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,047
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,125
  • 5+ bedrooms: 332
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 423
  • 2 bedrooms: 593
  • 3 bedrooms: 446
  • 4 bedrooms: 201
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Buchanan County population
  • no vehicle: 272
  • 1 vehicle: 1,469
  • 2 vehicles: 2,661
  • 3 vehicles: 1,254
  • 4 vehicles: 362
  • 5+ vehicles: 179
  • no vehicle: 308
  • 1 vehicle: 681
  • 2 vehicles: 531
  • 3 vehicles: 139
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

63% of Buchanan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Iowa.

Buchanan County:

62.9%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 18,342
  • Northeast: 127
  • Midwest: 1,477
  • South: 507
  • West: 410

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buchanan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Electricity (5.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (41.8%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.6%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 360
Here:

12.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

15.7%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Buchanan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $70,000
    General Public Buildings: $35,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $7,752,000
    Regular Highways: $2,909,000
    Police Protection: $964,000
    Financial Administration: $765,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Corrections - Other: $554,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $331,000
    General Public Buildings: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    Health Services - Other: $52,000
    Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $32,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $28,000
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $55,000
    General: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $2,421,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $631,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $51,000
    Police Protection: $22,000
    Central Staff: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,089,000

Buchanan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,752,000
    All Other: $250,000
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $210,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $91,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
    General Support: $22,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $127,000
    Property Sale Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $87,000
    Rents: $87,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,277,000
    General Support: $1,283,000
    Public Welfare: $459,000
    All Other: $404,000
    Health & Hospitals: $257,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,683,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $131,000
    NEC: $13,000

Buchanan County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $651,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $438,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $213,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $24,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $8,000

Buchanan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,673,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 287
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 265
  • Number of recipients under 18: 54
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 186
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 47
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 121
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 112
Buchanan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Buchanan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Buchanan County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16975.7 years
Mary14280.3 years
William12677.8 years
Robert11270.7 years
George7876.3 years
Charles7777.6 years
Donald7271.3 years
Harold7174.7 years
James7072.4 years
Richard6168.5 years
Most common last names in Buchanan County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6280.8 years
Smith5977.5 years
Johnson4878.2 years
Brown4878.2 years
Weber4476.3 years
Kress4178.1 years
Williams2674.8 years
Wilson2576.0 years
Jones2477.9 years
Peterson2376.6 years
Businesses in Buchanan County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet2McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford2Super 81
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1