Buchanan County, Virginia Population 2019

Buchanan County, Virginia's estimated population is 21,500 with a growth rate of -2.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buchanan County, Virginia is the 80th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201821,221-279-1.30%
201721,500-618-2.79%
201622,118-587-2.59%
201522,705-439-1.90%
201423,144-474-2.01%
201323,618-198-0.83%
201223,816-1-0.00%
201123,817-265-1.10%
201024,082-7,251-23.14%
199031,333-6,656-17.52%
198037,9895,91818.45%
197032,071-4,653-12.67%
196036,7249762.73%
195035,7484,27113.57%
194031,47714,73788.03%
193016,7401,2998.41%
192015,4413,10725.19%
191012,3342,64227.26%
19009,6923,82565.20%
18905,8671733.04%
18805,6941,91750.75%
18703,77798435.23%
18602,7930.00%

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White21,588
Black or African American638
Two or More Races132
American Indian and Alaska Native121
Asian107
Some Other Race25

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Buchanan County, Virginia Median Age

46.3


Total

44.5


Male

48.1


Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Adults

There are 18,572 adults, (4,518 of whom are seniors) in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Buchanan County, Virginia Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Buchanan County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,233

49.68%

Male

11,378

50.32%

Buchanan County, Virginia Households and Families

Buchanan County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buchanan County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All78.9%21.1%
Male78%22%
Female76.3%23.7%
Non Family68.4%31.6%

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0222.478.9
Married4,4222.8686.5
Non Family2,8761.1668.4
Female1,2143.4276.3
Male5102.9778

2.92

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buchanan County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,41614.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,40714.19%
High School Graduate6,17436.40%
Some College3,01517.78%
Associates Degree1,1216.61%
Bachelors Degree1,1326.67%
Graduate Degree6964.10%

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,26511,6131,707
Black44535356
Multiple Races946521
Asian684544
Native American6349
Hispanic3320
Other Race11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 64.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,570$34,640$26,849
Less Than High School$25,475$30,694$16,969
High School Grad$30,746$36,000$15,788
Some College$31,001$38,015$27,239
Bachelors Degree$50,353$40,278$51,378
Graduate Degree$50,121$$54,191

$31,570

Average Earnings

$34,640

Average Male

$26,849

Average Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

Buchanan County, Virginia Language by Age

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

98.13% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,1535,59426.45%
Black12910883.72%
Native1091412.84%
Multiple110109.09%

26.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.81%

Male Poverty Rate

27.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Black, with 83.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Multiple, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.21%
High School20.71%
Bachelors or Greater18.66%
Some College17.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.33%
Male Unemployed52.14%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed6.75%

Buchanan County, Virginia Income

Buchanan County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,828$44,547
Families$39,304$52,212
Married Families$49,774-
Non Families$18,102$27,149

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Buchanan County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans

788

Number of Veterans

788

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
Korea144
First Gulf War123
Second Gulf War44
World War II43

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7053.96%
Black6112.25%
2 or More2222.22%

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Education

4.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment Status

38.3%

Labor Force Participation

35%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Buchanan County, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990