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Buchanan County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 23,603 (all rural); it was 26,978 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,566
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,425
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,674
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,977 (it was 1,790 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 504 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Buchanan County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (30.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%), Public administration (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Buchanan County, VA (2017)
    • 22,00481.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6582.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2701.0%Two or more races
    • 1250.5%Asian alone
    • 680.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 250.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 11,894  (50.4%)
Females: 11,709  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Buchanan County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,804 ($22,213 in 1999)
This county:

$32,804
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $441 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $569)
This county:

$441
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,498 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$98,498
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,647 - $184,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 1,128

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 183
  • Thefts: 282
  • Auto thefts: 49

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

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 196
  • Thefts: 353
  • Auto thefts: 49
Buchanan County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $63,400
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $63,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $197,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Buchanan, VA residents
Average permit cost in Buchanan, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $447 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $295 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Buchanan, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buchanan, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buchanan, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
Buchanan County:

22.3%
Virginia:

10.6%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.5% for Black residents, 93.8% for American Indian residents, 3.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.4 years old
(Males: 44.4 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 28.3 years old, American Indian residents: 66.6 years old, Asian residents: 49.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.8 years old, Other race residents: 14.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buchanan County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $616 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grundy, Vansant.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buchanan County: Auburn Wharf (A), Winter Harbor Landing Boat Ramp (B), Winter Harbor Haven Boat Ramp (C), Whites Creek Landing Boat Ramp (D), Town Point Landing Boat Ramp (E), Roses Creek Landing Boat Ramp (F), Potato Neck Landing Boat Ramp (G), Piankatank Landing Boat Ramp (H), Doctors Creek Landing Boat Ramp (I), Davis Creek Landing Boat Ramp (J), Miles Store (K), Williams Wharf (L), Town Point Landing (M), Mathews Raceway (N), Cradle Point Light (O), North (P), Hicks Wharf (Q), Pine Hall (R), Auburn Wharf Landing (S), Cedar Lane Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan County include: Antioch Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Beulah Church (C), Saint Matthews Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), Salem Church (F), Zion Church (G), Christ Church (H), Spring Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Horn Harbor Cemetery (1), Providence Cemetery (2), Smither Memorial Cemetery (3), Williams Cemetery (4), White Cemetery (5), West Burial Ground (6), White Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Woodas Creek (A), Winder Creek (B), Whites Creek (C), Weston Creek (D), West Landing Creek (E), Wadinger Creek (F), Thomas Creek (G), Tabbs Creek (H), Stoakes Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Madera County, California , Reynolds County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Virginia:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Buchanan, VA
County total employment by year in Buchanan, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Buchanan, VA

Current college students: 905
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 301 (36.2% naturalized citizens)

Buchanan County:

1.3%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1422010 or later
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 421990 to 1999
  • 181980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 13Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,982
  • One, attached: 92
  • Two: 71
  • 3 or 4: 133
  • 5 to 9: 180
  • 10 to 19: 157
  • 20 to 49: 31
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 4,005
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Buchanan County with a mortgage: 2,102 (34 second mortgage, 145 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,396

Here:

28.6% with mortgage
State:

68.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buchanan County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,94930
Mainline Protestant72411
Catholic211
None18,404-
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: 6
Buchanan County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Buchanan County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buchanan County:

12.3%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

31.7%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.8%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Buchanan County:

Average size of farms: 97 acres
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,643
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.11%

Tornado activity:

Buchanan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 24951437.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/25/1975, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Buchanan County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 7.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 7.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 6.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from Buchanan County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2004 to June 26, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1525: June 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1525, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: November 18, 2003 to November 19, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1502: December 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 1502, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1458: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Tornado, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to May 03, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1411: May 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1411, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Virginia Far Southwest Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 14, 2001 to December 09, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 2390, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2001 to August 27, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1386: July 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buchanan

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,765 (89.1%)
  • Carpooled: 576 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 96 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (0.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Ethiopia (23%)
  • Turkey (16%)
  • Lebanon (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Cameroon (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buchanan County


  • American (49%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 878 people in state prisons
  • 167 people in other group homes
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 839 people in state prisons
  • 207 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,778.

2.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.61% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($18,665 average AGI)
1.03% relocated from other states ($9,928 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

1.03%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.60% ($30,579 average AGI)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.32% ($29,950)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.11% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($23,853 average AGI)
1.80% relocated to other states ($15,690 average AGI)
Buchanan County:

1.80%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.92% ($37,633 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.60% ($33,846)
to Dickenson County, VA  0.37% ($27,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Buchanan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Buchanan County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Buchanan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,302 (3,562 aged, 3,740 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 273 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (383)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (353)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (314)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (308)
  • Coalworker's pneumoconiosis (161)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (111)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (102)
  • Congestive heart failure (93)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (87)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (81)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,409
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 532
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,714

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,244
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 36

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 258.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 196.6
  • Other - 61.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,603
  • In family households: 19,170 (3,228 male householders, 3,130 female householders)
    4,836 spouses, 5,882 children (5,444 natural, 292 adopted, 131 stepchildren), 765 grandchildren, 233 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 584 other relatives, 337 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,411 (1,302 male householders (1,043 living alone)), 1,555 female householders (1,423 living alone)), 540 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,014

Size of family households: 3,341 2-persons, 1,507 3-persons, 1,194 4-persons, 255 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,466 1-person, 321 2-persons, 65 3-persons.

2,361 married couples with children.
959 single-parent households (270 men, 689 women).

97.8% of residents of Buchanan speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 4% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $205,945,000 ($8,172 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,852,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,780,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,813,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $178,000
Federal grants: $31,998,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,694,000 ($11,941,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,482,000 ($215,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $287,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $179,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,959,000

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

Births: 1,288
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,572
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +27
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,919
Here -78 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Buchanan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • 5722014 or later
  • 2902010 to 2013
  • 1,3032000 to 2009
  • 1,9161990 to 1999
  • 1,5231980 to 1989
  • 2,8501970 to 1979
  • 8571960 to 1969
  • 1,0541950 to 1959
  • 5221940 to 1949
  • 9281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 1313 rooms
  • 9774 rooms
  • 1,7965 rooms
  • 1,9806 rooms
  • 1,0797 rooms
  • 8138 rooms
  • 4149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • 281 room
  • 762 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 5344 rooms
  • 4865 rooms
  • 3386 rooms
  • 2387 rooms
  • 488 rooms
  • 749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1771 bedroom
  • 1,9202 bedrooms
  • 4,2883 bedrooms
  • 6494 bedrooms
  • 1085+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia
  • 27no bedroom
  • 2191 bedroom
  • 6392 bedrooms
  • 9073 bedrooms
  • 884 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 384no vehicle
  • 1,7151 vehicle
  • 3,0292 vehicles
  • 1,2873 vehicles
  • 5264 vehicles
  • 3585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 270no vehicle
  • 9011 vehicle
  • 5252 vehicles
  • 1713 vehicles
  • 684 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.1% of Buchanan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Virginia.

Buchanan County:

93.1%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 18,562
  • Other state: 4,533
  • Northeast: 259
  • Midwest: 710
  • South: 3,439
  • West: 133
Year householders moved into unit in Buchanan County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buchanan County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.9%Electricity
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.1%Coal or coke
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 3.6%Coal or coke
  • 2.0%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 164
Here:

9.4%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 139
Here:

11.8%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

9.8%
Virginia:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Buchanan County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,666,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $893,000
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000
    Other: $570,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $622,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,604,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,931,000
    Regular Highways: $6,392,000
    Sewerage: $4,777,000
    Water Utilities: $4,656,000
    Police Protection: $4,004,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,545,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,747,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,559,000
    Financial Administration: $971,000
    Central Staff Services: $875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Health - Other: $710,000
    Libraries: $604,000
    Parking Facilities: $495,000
    Local Fire Protection: $457,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,588,000
    Education: $4,010,000
    Public Welfare: $3,515,000
    Highways: $1,302,000
    Housing and Community Development: $971,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $228,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,380,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,517,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,837,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,942,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,763,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,989,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $23,851,000
    Other: $5,675,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,937,000
    Public Welfare: $2,017,000
    Sewerage: $1,857,000
    Water Utilities: $1,857,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,352,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,075,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $427,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $250,000
    Public Utility License: $64,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Other Selective Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,107,000

Buchanan County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,666,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $893,000
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000
    Other: $570,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $622,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,604,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,931,000
    Regular Highways: $6,392,000
    Sewerage: $4,777,000
    Water Utilities: $4,656,000
    Police Protection: $4,004,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,545,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,747,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,559,000
    Financial Administration: $971,000
    Central Staff Services: $875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Health - Other: $710,000
    Libraries: $604,000
    Parking Facilities: $495,000
    Local Fire Protection: $457,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,588,000
    Education: $4,010,000
    Public Welfare: $3,515,000
    Highways: $1,302,000
    Housing and Community Development: $971,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $228,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,380,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,517,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,837,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,942,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,763,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,989,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $23,851,000
    Other: $5,675,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,937,000
    Public Welfare: $2,017,000
    Sewerage: $1,857,000
    Water Utilities: $1,857,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,352,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,075,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $427,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $250,000
    Public Utility License: $64,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Other Selective Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,107,000

Buchanan County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,666,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $893,000
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000
    Other: $570,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $622,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,604,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,931,000
    Regular Highways: $6,392,000
    Sewerage: $4,777,000
    Water Utilities: $4,656,000
    Police Protection: $4,004,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,545,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,747,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,559,000
    Financial Administration: $971,000
    Central Staff Services: $875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Health - Other: $710,000
    Libraries: $604,000
    Parking Facilities: $495,000
    Local Fire Protection: $457,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,588,000
    Education: $4,010,000
    Public Welfare: $3,515,000
    Highways: $1,302,000
    Housing and Community Development: $971,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $228,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,380,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,517,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,837,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,942,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,763,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,989,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $23,851,000
    Other: $5,675,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,937,000
    Public Welfare: $2,017,000
    Sewerage: $1,857,000
    Water Utilities: $1,857,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,352,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,075,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $427,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $250,000
    Public Utility License: $64,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Other Selective Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,107,000

Buchanan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,666,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $893,000
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000
    Other: $570,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $622,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,604,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,931,000
    Regular Highways: $6,392,000
    Sewerage: $4,777,000
    Water Utilities: $4,656,000
    Police Protection: $4,004,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,545,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,747,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,559,000
    Financial Administration: $971,000
    Central Staff Services: $875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Health - Other: $710,000
    Libraries: $604,000
    Parking Facilities: $495,000
    Local Fire Protection: $457,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,588,000
    Education: $4,010,000
    Public Welfare: $3,515,000
    Highways: $1,302,000
    Housing and Community Development: $971,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $228,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,380,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,517,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,837,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,942,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,763,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,989,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $23,851,000
    Other: $5,675,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,937,000
    Public Welfare: $2,017,000
    Sewerage: $1,857,000
    Water Utilities: $1,857,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,352,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,075,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $427,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $250,000
    Public Utility License: $64,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Other Selective Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,107,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,033
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,989
  • Number of recipients under 18: 132
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,694
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 207
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 651
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 921
Most common first names in Buchanan County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8667.9 years
John8473.7 years
William6271.1 years
Mary5874.8 years
Robert3966.8 years
George3673.9 years
Clarence3671.3 years
Henry3172.3 years
Charles2470.7 years
Edna2481.8 years
Most common last names in Buchanan County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stiltner16370.0 years
Ratliff11571.5 years
Deel10971.0 years
Looney10574.2 years
Stacy9366.1 years
Owens8970.9 years
Smith8272.2 years
Mcclanahan7271.6 years
Matney6765.0 years
Blankenship6663.7 years
Businesses in Buchanan County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS4
La-Z-Boy2Vans1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Buchanan County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"