Buchanan County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 89,706 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 85,998 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,948
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,223
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,657
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,338 (it was 10,900 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%

Land area: 410 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 219 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buchanan County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (17.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Buchanan County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 44,586  (47.4%)
Females: 44,615  (52.6%)
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Buchanan County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Buchanan County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,895 ($34,704 in 1999)

This county:

$43895
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $667)
This county:

$550
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,700 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$110,700
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,100 - $164,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $129,164
Here:

$129,164
State:

$173,356

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,641
Here:

$190,641
State:

$164,597

In 2-unit structures: $142,762
Here:

$142,762
State:

$128,124

Mobile homes: $40,101
Here:

$40,101
State:

$50,605
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,026
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 3,104

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


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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 125 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2008: 73 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2009: 97 buildings, average cost: $175,700

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,028 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,046 (1.0%)

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 2013: 17.6%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.8% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.5% for other race residents, 45.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Buchanan County:

17.6%
Missouri:

15.9%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.9% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 48.8% for other race residents, 42.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Area name: St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buchanan County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: St. Joseph, Agency, Rushville, Easton, De Kalb, Lewis and Clark Village.

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

2005 air pollution in Buchanan County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 32 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 66 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 35 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buchanan County: Camp Marvin Hillyard (A), Halls Station (B), Bee Creek (C), Platte River (D), Missouri Air National Guard Department of Defense Rosecrans Fire Department (E), South Central Buchanan County Fire Protection District Station 2 (F), San Antonio Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan County include: Seven Dolors Church (A), Freeman Chapel (B), Lewis and Clark Church (C), Frazier Church (D), Halleck Church (E), Sparta Church (F), Sugar Creek Church (G), Midway Church (H), Mount Moriah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Number 6 Cemetery (1), Hudseph Cemetery (2), Feuquay Cemetery (3), Sugar Creek Cemetery (4), Hebron Cemetery (5), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (6), West Lawn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Browning Lake (B), Old Mud Lake (C), Lake Contrary (D), Benner Lake (E), New Mud Lake (F), Lewis and Clark Lake (G), Millers Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: DeMoss Branch (A), Pigeon Creek (B), Malden Creek (C), Crabapple Branch (D), Contrary Creek (E), Lost Creek (F), Candy Creek (G), Little Sugar Creek (H), South Sugar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Buchanan County: Pigeon Hill State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Andrew County , Atchison County, Kansas , Doniphan County, Kansas , Clinton County , DeKalb County , Platte County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,905
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 919 (62% naturalized citizens)

Buchanan County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 224
  • 1990 to 1994: 159
  • 1985 to 1989: 79
  • 1980 to 1984: 58
  • 1975 to 1979: 54
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 93
  • 1965 to 1969: 221

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.0%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Buchanan County with a mortgage: 11,358 (1,279 second mortgage, 800 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,766

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buchanan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,77264
Catholic8,9349
Mainline Protestant7,47528
Other2,29811
Black Protestant4163
None45,306-
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: 13
Buchanan County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Buchanan County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 60
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buchanan County:

9.6%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

32.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Buchanan County:

Average size of farms: 236 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,996
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $173.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,277
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,723
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.26%
Corn for grain: 43294 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2664 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 58773 harvested acres
Vegetables: 73 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Tornado activity:

Buchanan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 3421474.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/16/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 382.8 miles away from Buchanan County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 336.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 348.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the 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 376.8 miles away from Buchanan County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 374.8 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:


The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (19%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

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

  • German (23%)
  • United States or American (17%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Buchanan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,973 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 4,485 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 255 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 43 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 33 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 50 (0%)
  • Walked: 686 (2%)
  • Other means: 243 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 931 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 1,946 people in state prisons
  • 956 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 740 people in nursing homes
  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 167 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 128 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 118 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 57 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 55 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 51 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

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

  • 2,049 people in state prisons
  • 968 people in college/university student housing
  • 673 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 147 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 130 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 103 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 45 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,049.

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.69%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.04%

3.55% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,137 average AGI)
2.63% relocated from other states ($13,357 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

2.63%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Andrew County, MO  1.18% ($35,839 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.30% ($30,629)
from Platte County, MO  0.28% ($34,879)
from Clay County, MO  0.27% ($33,773)
from Clinton County, MO  0.22% ($28,971)
from Doniphan County, KS  0.22% ($34,800)
from DeKalb County, MO  0.21% ($30,638)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Missouri average:

6.91%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($192 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

3.27% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($18,455 average AGI)
2.77% relocated to other states ($15,467 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

2.77%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Andrew County, MO  0.93% ($34,591 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.38% ($35,156)
to Jackson County, MO  0.34% ($28,963)
to Platte County, MO  0.30% ($45,358)
to Doniphan County, KS  0.19% ($27,283)
to Clinton County, MO  0.17% ($31,906)
to DeKalb County, MO  0.16% ($31,580)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buchanan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 15,091 (12,731 aged, 2,360 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1348.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1105.950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93.05

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.49

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.3
  • Poisoning - 36.3
  • Other - 33.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 84,706

Size of family households: 9,764 2-persons, 5,210 3-persons, 4,038 4-persons, 1,880 5-persons, 801 6-persons, 483 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,004 1-person, 1,887 2-persons, 273 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

13,289 married couples with children.
5,546 single-parent households (1,272 men, 4,274 women).

96.8% of residents of Buchanan County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $515,246,000 ($6074 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,498,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $225,834,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $131,871,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,083,000
Federal grants: $111,223,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,388,000 ($2,658,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,847,000 ($8,962,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $219,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,697,000
Federal Government insurance: $71,675,000

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

Births: 5,760
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,777
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +173
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,162
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buchanan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.80 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 211
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,193
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,043
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,266
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,812
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,945
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,895
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,036
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,922
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 339
  • 4 rooms: 2,246
  • 5 rooms: 6,021
  • 6 rooms: 5,293
  • 7 rooms: 3,936
  • 8 rooms: 2,333
  • 9+ rooms: 2,401
  • 1 room: 213
  • 2 rooms: 643
  • 3 rooms: 1,780
  • 4 rooms: 2,833
  • 5 rooms: 2,944
  • 6 rooms: 1,460
  • 7 rooms: 443
  • 8 rooms: 369
  • 9+ rooms: 215
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 938
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,756
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,566
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,666
  • 5+ bedrooms: 717
  • no bedroom: 338
  • 1 bedroom: 2,996
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,679
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,269
  • 4 bedrooms: 516
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,001
  • 1 vehicle: 7,050
  • 2 vehicles: 9,945
  • 3 vehicles: 3,387
  • 4 vehicles: 925
  • 5+ vehicles: 349
  • no vehicle: 2,113
  • 1 vehicle: 5,218
  • 2 vehicles: 2,847
  • 3 vehicles: 545
  • 4 vehicles: 121
  • 5+ vehicles: 56

55% of Buchanan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Missouri.

Buchanan County:

55.5%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buchanan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.0%)
  • Electricity (14.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (66.0%)
  • Electricity (27.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,179
Here:

11.9%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 362
Here:

7.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 327
Here:

7.3%
Missouri:

24.9%

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 - General: $4,595,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,053,000
    Regular Highways: $3,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,800,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,650,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,174,000
    Financial Administration: $1,068,000
    General - Other: $1,000,000
    Parks & Recreation: $900,000
    Police Protection: $750,000
    Health Services - Other: $520,000
    Parking Facilities: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $266,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,651,000

Buchanan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $806,000
    Parks & Recreation: $800,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $808,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $389,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,801,000
    General Support: $907,000
    Highways: $461,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,300,000
    Property: $3,442,000
    NEC: $800,000
    Other Selective Sales: $183,000

Buchanan County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,220,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $480,000

Buchanan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,728,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Buchanan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Buchanan County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED413$110,022451$99,5791,608$124,268142$37,11311$306,182359$76,50113$45,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$116,66733$102,182142$120,73923$33,0430$07$81,7144$71,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$88,02263$78,571608$109,997119$27,2350$048$71,93823$64,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$114,18227$106,000421$123,10519$55,3160$022$64,2736$82,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$87,0003$59,667105$127,40011$55,2730$02$63,5001$97,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$120,43981$144,1110$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$114,72721$152,1901$136,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$172,47115$179,1330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$246,5004$163,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$158,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Buchanan County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17376.2 years
Mary16280.7 years
James14772.3 years
John14578.1 years
Charles13975.0 years
Robert10273.9 years
George9975.6 years
Helen8381.8 years
Dorothy6879.6 years
Margaret6178.2 years
Most common last names in Buchanan County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6477.8 years
Miller5579.2 years
Brown4675.0 years
Wilson4177.6 years
Anderson3480.7 years
Johnson3475.0 years
Jones3378.0 years
Davis3377.9 years
White3279.4 years
Moore3081.1 years
Businesses in Buchanan County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Menards1
Arby's1Payless1
Best Western1Penske2
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx7Sears1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS12
Hobby Lobby1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA3

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