Buchanan, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 1,174 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 542  (46.2%)
Females: 632  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24066.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,453 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$59,453
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,658 (it was $16,238 in 2000)

Buchanan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $132,398 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$132,398
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $202,319; detached houses: $163,897; mobile homes: $635,150

Median gross rent in 2019: $796.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buchanan: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Buchanan, VA (2019)
    • 1,21688.0%White alone
    • 634.6%Hispanic
    • 604.3%Two or more races
    • 272.0%Black alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Buchanan, Virginia as of June 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buchanan is 85 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (47.3%), German (7.5%), English (3.1%), Irish (2.9%), Belgian (1.8%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 2.42 square miles.

Population density: 486 people per square mile   (low).

Buchanan, Virginia map

57 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This town:

4.1%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,005 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $974 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (22.8 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (100.3 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (298.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Montvale, VA (3.2 miles ),
Fincastle, VA (3.3 miles ),
Blue Ridge, VA (3.6 miles ),
Troutville, VA (3.6 miles ),
Laymantown, VA (3.8 miles ),
Glasgow, VA (3.8 miles ),
Daleville, VA (3.9 miles ),
Bedford, VA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.53 N, Longitude: 79.68 W

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Buchanan, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Buchanan, VA in 2019

Buchanan satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in Buchanan, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Buchanan, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Extraction workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Buchanan, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Buchanan, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.338. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.338
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Buchanan-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/15/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Buchanan town center caused $140,000 in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F2 tornado 17.6 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 106.5 miles away from Buchanan center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from Buchanan center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Buchanan center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from Buchanan center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Botetourt County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buchanan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buchanan:

  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FINCASTLE, VA)
  • GLEBE, THE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)
  • BMA - BLUE RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; BEDFORD, VA)
  • BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BEDFORD, VA)
  • OAKWOOD MANOR BEDFORD MEM (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BEDFORD, VA)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE AT BOTETOURT COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)
  • BEDFORD HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BEDFORD, VA)

located in Buchanan:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan:

  • American National University (about 25 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 26 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Roanoke College (about 26 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Lynchburg College (about 29 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 30 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 31 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 46 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Public high school in Buchanan:

Public elementary/middle school in Buchanan:

  • BUCHANAN ELEM (Students: 331, Location: 255 SCHOOLHOUSE RD, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Buchanan include: First Baptist Church (A), Buchanan Presbyterian Church (B), Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church South (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), First Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Purgatory Creek (A), Looney Creek (B), Long Run (C), Dry Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Buchanan Railcar Inn The (66 15th St).

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

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

BUCHANAN, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,220, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WATTSTULL MOTEL (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
MIDDLE CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
NORTH STAR RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.3%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Buchanan (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Buchanan Branch at 19792 Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of Botetourt: Bank Of Botetourt at 19747 Main Street, branch established on 1899/09/27. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $307.3 mil, Deposits: $281.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Botetourt Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan:

Marital status in Buchanan, VA
  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Buchanan:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Buchanan
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buchanan, VA (based on Botetourt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,98253
Mainline Protestant2,75723
Catholic8071
Other72
Black Protestant-1
None17,595-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Botetourt County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Botetourt County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Botetourt County:

14.4%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buchanan:

61.5%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

63.3%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.2
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Buchanan:

34.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Buchanan:

66.0%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.2%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buchanan, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$1,045$6,2700$0
Streets and Highways 2$2,879$17,2740$0
Sewerage 2$2,055$12,3300$0
Financial Administration 2$5,522$33,1320$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,751$45,0120$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$4,517
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$345
Totals for Government 9$15,252$20,3362$4,863

Buchanan government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($74.11)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($71.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($67.29)
    Sewerage: $78,000 ($66.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $75,000 ($63.88)
    Toll Highways: $61,000 ($51.96)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($35.78)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($35.78)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($19.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($17.04)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($12.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($9.37)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($4.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($155.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $33,000 ($28.11)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($16.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $255,000 ($217.21)

Buchanan government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $146,000 ($124.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($39.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($5.96)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($308.35)
  • Tax - Property: $181,000 ($154.17)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $47,000 ($40.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000 ($40.03)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $38,000 ($32.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($20.44)

Buchanan government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,561,000 ($3885.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,561,000 ($3885.01)

Buchanan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,464,000 ($1247.02)

6.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Roanoke city, VA  1.60% ($42,074 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  1.45% ($67,369)
from Bedford County, VA  0.34% ($48,804)


6.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Roanoke County, VA  1.57% ($56,118 average AGI)
to Roanoke city, VA  1.26% ($42,976)
to Bedford County, VA  0.40% ($41,463)
Businesses in Buchanan, VA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBLT (1350 AM; 1 kW; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: WBLT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Buchanan:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)

Buchanan fatal accident list:

Nov 7, 2011 02:30 PM, Us-11, Lat: 37.518364, Lon: -79.696711, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2003 06:20 PM, I-81, Lat: 37.530233, Lon: -79.690809, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 1999 03:30 PM, I-81, Lat: 37.530233, Lon: -79.690809, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2
Oct 22, 1987 09:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 643ft / 196mTotal length
  • $155,902,000Total costs
  • 402,353Total average daily traffic
  • 100,173Total average daily truck traffic
  • 513,873Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buchanan, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 361960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buchanan, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buchanan)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Buchanan, VA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • PURGATORY MTN, 2.3 Mi N (Lat: 37.565556 Lon: -79.689167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 28.9 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WMI767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • BUCHANAN II, 1.5 Mi From Int Of Us 11 & Sr 611 At 110 Degrees Near (Lat: 37.565556 Lon: -79.688917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPNA645,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022, Certifier: James D Roberts, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:
  • PURGATORY, 1062 Lake Catherine Drive (Lat: 37.562222 Lon: -79.689444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 51 m, Call Sign: WPQM233,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.62 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/2020, Expiration Date: 06/07/2030, Certifier: David Moorman, Registrant: Professional Communications, 435 Mussers Mill Road, Crockett, VA 24323, Phone: (540) 392-4192, Fax: (413) 653-2013, Email:
  • WEST VACO, 678 Cartmills Gap Road (Lat: 37.562500 Lon: -79.689417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: WQST817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St. Rm 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • PURGATORY, 2.3 Mi N (Lat: 37.565556 Lon: -79.689167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 28.9 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WQWZ781,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6725.62 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2016, Expiration Date: 01/08/2026, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2018, Certifier: Lehew W Miller, Registrant: Virginia State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:
  • PURGATORY, 1062 Lake Catherine Drive (Lat: 37.562222 Lon: -79.689417), Type: Mast, Structure height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WLU895,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6850.62 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2019, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buchanan)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3036E , Serial Number: 7AC-6622, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/27/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William S Stewart, 331 Intermont Farm Ln, Buchanan, VA 24066, Other Owners: Ray F Conlon, Stephen L Jones, Jared J Whiting, David J Kahn, Craig S Gupton
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 39CF , Serial Number: 38-79A0765, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Smyres, 1486 Greyledge Rd, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL H 301 LIBELLE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 4171 , Serial Number: 54, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2012
    Registrant (Individual): William S Stewart, 331 Intermont Farm Ln, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6311W , Serial Number: 28-20370, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Alekcei Lima-Semionova, Po Box 485, Buchanan, VA 24066
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/16/2019

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$154,055
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$171,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0402.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buchanan, VA
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2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fires - 59 took place in 2005, and the least - 10 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Buchanan, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.0%), and Outside Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buchanan, VA
    • 27049.0%Structure Fires
    • 15327.8%Outside Fires
    • 9216.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 366.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buchanan, VA
Most common first names in Buchanan, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6174.1 years
William5473.5 years
John3873.4 years
Mary3879.1 years
Charles3268.7 years
Robert2272.5 years
Frank2073.4 years
George1874.7 years
Harry1873.6 years
Ruth1779.0 years
Most common last names in Buchanan, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4073.7 years
Eubank2073.3 years
Dudley1779.4 years
Spangler1673.2 years
Linkenhoker1675.3 years
Johnson1574.3 years
Watts1472.0 years
Painter1475.2 years
Washington1468.6 years
Harris1374.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buchanan, VA
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 23.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buchanan, VA
  • 87.8%Electricity
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood


Buchanan compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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  • J. Wayne Martin (14)
  • Charles E. Aaron (2)
  • Wayne J. Martin (1)
  • Wayne Martin (1)
  • Dan Wesley Chilcott (1)
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Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2021.