Buchanan, Virginia

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Buchanan, Virginia

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Buchanan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

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Top 16% Buchanan Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Buchanan, Virginia

Comparing Buchanan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 3
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Buchanan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NE of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Botetourt
Metro Area Roanoke
Standard Zip Codes 24066
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.527
Longitude -79.68

Buchanan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Buchanan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,233 100%
Male 579 47%
Female 654 53%
Under 18 254 20.6%
18+ 979 79.4%
65+ 243 19.7%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,120 90.8%
African-American 98 7.9%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.7%

Estimated Buchanan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,236
Growth 3
Growth % 0.2%

Buchanan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 38.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
German 13%
English 10.2%
Irish 8.7%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
Dutch 2.2%
Scottish 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
Polish 1.1%
British 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
African 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Buchanan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lithia (24066)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buchanan 1,233 $37,443
Bedford 6,299 $35,023
Fincastle 359 $54,688
Glasgow 1,046 $37,292
Iron Gate 404 $34,464
Troutville 432 $40,208
Vinton 7,782 $40,701
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Buchanan High Schools (2004)

Serves 486 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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