Buchanan County, Virginia Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Buchanan County, Virginia?

21,500

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,08395.23%
Black or African American6412.90%
Asian1860.84%
Two or More Races990.45%
Some Other Race840.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.20%

Buchanan County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Buchanan County, Virginia Median Age

46.5


Total

44.6


Male

48.4


Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Adults

There are 18,159 adults, (4,562 of whom are seniors) in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Buchanan County, Virginia Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Buchanan County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

10,983

49.61%

Male

11,155

50.39%

Buchanan County, Virginia Households and Families

Buchanan County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buchanan County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
All78.1%21.9%
Male71.1%28.9%
Non Family69.3%30.7%
Female64.6%35.4%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8712.3978.1
Married4,2962.8688.4
Non Family2,9811.1969.3
Female1,1203.4764.6
Male4743.1271.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buchanan County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,23013.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,71616.31%
High School Graduate6,01736.13%
Some College2,90417.44%
Associates Degree1,0256.16%
Bachelors Degree1,1086.65%
Graduate Degree6523.92%

Buchanan County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,96911,1531,555
Black40932452
Asian828079
Hispanic796436
Other Race715949
Multiple Races705825
Native American2723

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 96.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,433$34,069$26,555
Less Than High School$22,400$30,000$16,447
High School Grad$29,419$33,590$16,709
Some College$30,134$38,150$25,895
Bachelors Degree$47,083$$51,319
Graduate Degree$64,000$85,125$63,594

$31,433

Average Earnings

$34,069

Average Male

$26,555

Average Female

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

Buchanan County, Virginia Language by Age

Buchanan County, Virginia Language

97.62% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.38% 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 Poverty

Buchanan County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,6995,73327.70%
Black12410786.29%
Other611219.67%
Hispanic451226.67%
Native36411.11%
Multiple7134.23%

27.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.69%

Male Poverty Rate

28.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Black, with 86.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buchanan County, Virginia is Multiple, with 4.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.06%
High School22.92%
Some College17.97%
Bachelors or Greater16.66%

Buchanan County, Virginia Income

Buchanan County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,806$43,968
Families$39,360$51,700
Married Families$51,026-
Non Families$19,252$27,697

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Buchanan County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

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

737

Number of Veterans

725

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam257
First Gulf War133
Korea105
Second Gulf War83
World War II59
Name Veterans % of Total
White6613.80%
Black479.87%
2 or More1723.61%
Hispanic1215.00%
Other1216.90%

$Buchanan County, Virginia Veterans by Education

9.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Employment Status

37.3%

Labor Force Participation

34.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Buchanan County, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.58%

Born in Virginia

98.15%

Native Born

1.85%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.15% of Buchanan County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.58% having been born in Virginia. 1.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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