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Buchanan township, MO map Land area: 27.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 301 (all rural)
Males: 155  (51.5%)
Females: 146  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 301 (255 owner occupied, 46 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%


Races in Buchanan township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.0%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 38.0

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Average household size: 2.87

Buchanan township:

2.9 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.33

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,799 ($54,348 in 1999)
This township:

$64,799
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $579)
Here:

$478
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $131,770 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Buchanan township:

$131,770
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,829 - $264,992

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $189,913
Here:

$189,913
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $518,932
Here:

$518,932
State:

$37,932
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.9%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Buchanan township include: Mound Church (A), Green Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Huffman Cemetery (1), Herrell Cemetery (2), Mills Cemetery (3), Boulder Fork Cemetery (4), Hall Cemetery (5), Capp Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Guffy Creek (A), Boulder Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Buchanan township:  2.0%
State:  2.7%

67% of Buchanan township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 1436
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 101
  • South: 86
  • West: 9

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 557
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 56

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,800


Housing units in Buchanan township with a mortgage: 272 (42 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 138

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 62
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1980 to 1989: 82
  • 1970 to 1979: 119
  • 1960 to 1969: 91
  • 1950 to 1959: 41
  • 1940 to 1949: 23
  • 1939 or earlier: 171

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buchanan township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 130
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9 or more rooms: 111

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buchanan township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 116
  • 3 bedrooms: 267
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 55

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 83
  • 2 vehicles: 277
  • 3 vehicles: 122
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 29
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buchanan township:

  • German (26.8%)
  • United States or American (19.8%)
  • English (15.6%)
  • Irish (10.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.2%)
  • Dutch (3.1%)
  • Polish (3.1%)

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

  • Other Northern America (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 711 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 64 (8%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (1%)
  • Walked: 19 (2%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 32 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

99.4% of residents of Buchanan township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,676
  • In family households: 1,487 (403 male householders, 77 female householders)
    396 spouses, 499 children (438 natural, 25 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 61 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 10 other relatives, 22 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 189 (78 male householders (54 living alone)), 70 female householders (64 living alone)), 41 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 221 2-persons, 97 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 118 1-person, 14 2-persons, 16 3-persons,

72 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (5 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

3.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

24.1%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Buchanan township:

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