Buchanan County, Virginia Population 2018

Buchanan County, Virginia's estimated population is 21,514 with a growth rate of -7.10% 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
201721,514-1,644-7.10%
201623,1581,0564.78%
201622,102-585-2.58%
201522,687-447-1.93%
201423,134-483-2.05%
201323,617-196-0.82%
201223,813-5-0.02%
201123,818-264-1.10%
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
White22,117
Black or African American650
Two or More Races229
Asian116
American Indian and Alaska Native25
Some Other Race21

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Buchanan County, Virginia Median Age

45.9


Total

43.8


Male

48


Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Adults

There are 18,990 adults, (4,469 of which are seniors) in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Buchanan County, Virginia Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Buchanan County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,485

49.59%

Male

11,673

50.41%

Buchanan County, Virginia Households and Families

Buchanan County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buchanan County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
Male84.7%15.3%
All78.5%21.5%
Female77.4%22.6%
Non Family65%35%

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buchanan County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1242.4378.5
Married4,7372.8986.3
Non Family2,8371.1865
Female1,1323.3377.4
Male4183.1684.7

2.94

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buchanan County, Virginia Households

Buchanan County, Virginia Education

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,76916.00%
9th to 12th Grade2,41913.98%
High School Graduate6,09035.18%
Some College3,18418.40%
Associates Degree1,1276.51%
Bachelors Degree1,0826.25%
Graduate Degree6383.69%

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,56311,5901,583
Black46736059
Multiple Races1459532
Asian794746
Hispanic3929
Native American204
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 58.23%.

Buchanan County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,814$36,482$22,015
Less Than High School$25,175$31,346$15,417
High School Grad$30,968$38,603$15,514
Some College$30,159$36,250$25,601
Bachelors Degree$39,861$$44,643
Graduate Degree$46,188$$60,313

$30,814

Average Earnings

$36,482

Average Male

$22,015

Average Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

Buchanan County, Virginia Language by Age

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

98.42% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 0.61% of the population.

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,6065,13923.79%
Black16213482.72%
Native1616100.00%
Multiple20883.85%

23.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.36%

Male Poverty Rate

23.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Multiple, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.84%.

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.98%
Bachelors or Greater21.60%
High School18.21%
Some College16.67%

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.84%
Male Unemployed53.11%
Female Employed10.19%
Male Employed4.73%

Buchanan County, Virginia Income

Buchanan County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,335$43,256
Families$40,211$50,767
Married Families$47,545$
Non Families$17,147$25,745

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by War

782

Number of Veterans

782

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam326
Korea125
First Gulf War103
Second Gulf War55
World War II47

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+229
55 to 64187
65 to 74169
35 to 54142
18 to 3455

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7013.86%
Black489.23%
2 or More3318.44%

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment Status

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Age

38.7%

Labor Force Participation

35%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Race

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Buchanan County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Grundy1019958-61-5.99%
Data Sources
  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