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Buchanan County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Buchanan County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Joseph
Largest city St. Joseph
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

415 sq mi (1,074 km²)
410 sq mi (1,061 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.17
Population
 - (2008)
 - Density

89,408
218/sq mi (84/km²)
Founded December 31, 1838
Named for U.S. Senator, later President James Buchanan in 1839
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/
The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2008, the population was 89,408. Its county seat is Saint Joseph[1]. When originally formed in 1838, the county was named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts; it was renamed in 1839 for James Buchanan, then a U.S. Senator, later President of the United States. The county, along with Andrew and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, is included in the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2008 had an estimated population of 126,359.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles (1,074 km²), of which, 410 square miles (1,061 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 85,998 people, 33,557 households, and 21,912 families residing in the county. The population density was 210 people per square mile (81/km²). There were 36,574 housing units at an average density of 89 per square mile (34/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.73% White, 4.36% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 33,557 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,704, and the median income for a family was $42,408. Males had a median income of $31,697 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,882. About 8.50% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated towns

Townships

Buchanan County is divided into twelve townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 39°40′N 94°49′W / 39.67°N 94.81°W / 39.67; -94.81


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Buchanan County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Buchanan County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 31, 1838
Seat St. Joseph
Largest City St. Joseph
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.17
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

85998
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/
Named for: U.S. Senator, later President James Buchanan in 1839
The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 85,998. Its county seat is Saint Joseph6. The county was originally named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts, renamed in 1839 for U.S. Senator, later President James Buchanan. The county along with Andrew and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County is included in the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 122,306 in 2006.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,074 km² (415 sq mi). 1,061 km² (410 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.17%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 85,998 people, 33,557 households, and 21,912 families residing in the county. The population density was 81/km² (210/sq mi). There were 36,574 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (89/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.73% White, 4.36% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 33,557 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,704, and the median income for a family was $42,408. Males had a median income of $31,697 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,882. About 8.50% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 39°40′N 94°49′W / 39.67, -94.81

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