Buchanan County, Virginia Population 2021

Buchanan County, Virginia's estimated population is 20,274 with a growth rate of -1.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buchanan County, Virginia is the 81st largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 24,084 and has seen a growth of -15.82% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,274-365-1.77%
202020,639-365-1.74%
201921,004-365-1.71%
201821,369-235-1.09%
201721,604-608-2.74%
201622,212-540-2.37%
201522,752-400-1.73%
201423,152-473-2.00%
201323,625-197-0.83%
201223,822-2-0.01%
201123,824-260-1.08%
201024,084-7,249-23.14%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.77%
County Website
Founded
1858
County Seat
2010 Population
24,084
Growth Since 2010
-15.82%
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Buchanan County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,67894.91%
Black or African American5922.72%
Asian2251.03%
Two or More Races1330.61%
Some Other Race1070.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.24%
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Buchanan County, Virginia Population by Race

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Buchanan County, Virginia Median Age

46.8


Total

45


Male

48.5


Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Adults

There are 17,858 adults, (4,669 of whom are seniors) in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Buchanan County, Virginia Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Buchanan County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

10,830

49.71%

Male

10,958

50.29%

Buchanan County, Virginia Population by Age

Buchanan County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buchanan County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All77.3%22.7%
Male73.2%26.8%
Non Family69.1%30.9%
Female63.3%36.7%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buchanan County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5692.4477.3
Married4,1562.8787.2
Non Family2,7961.1969.1
Female1,1773.5363.3
Male4403.3373.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Buchanan County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,05612.56%
9th to 12th Grade2,83917.35%
High School Graduate5,73935.07%
Some College2,76916.92%
Associates Degree1,0366.33%
Bachelors Degree1,1026.73%
Graduate Degree8225.02%
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Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,75910,9551,729
Black35129464
Other Race947669
Hispanic878755
Asian716962
2+ Races4535
Native American3127

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.32%.

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,525$35,344$28,859
Less Than 9th Grade$21,310$26,029$12,333
High School Graduate$30,127$34,355$16,804
Some College$32,939$39,849$28,271
Bachelors Degree$46,500$42,045$51,402
Graduate Degree$52,813$$52,285

$32,525

Average Earnings

$35,344

Average Male

$28,859

Average Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buchanan County, Virginia Language by Age

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Buchanan County, Virginia Language

97.96% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,1965,74128.43%
Black17214684.88%
Other871416.09%
Hispanic671420.90%
Native40410.00%

28.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.63%

Male Poverty Rate

29.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Black, with 84.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Native, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.28%.

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.32%
High School25.61%
Some College17.86%
Bachelors or Greater14.85%

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.18%
Male Unemployed57.89%
Female Employed8.67%
Male Employed6.44%

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buchanan County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,956$45,295
Families$40,874$53,378
Married Families$53,669-
Non Families$19,167$26,927
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Income by Household Type

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

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806

Number of Veterans

751

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
First Gulf War142
Korea128
Second Gulf War128
World War II24

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+232
55 to 64221
65 to 74166
35 to 54132
18 to 3455

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7514.38%
Black235.54%
2+ Races1818.95%
Hispanic1415.73%
Other Race1414.89%

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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37.6%

Labor Force Participation

34.9%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Buchanan County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.62%

Born in Buchanan County, Virginia

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.24% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 78.62% having been born in Virginia. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Buchanan County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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