Buchanan County, Missouri


Buchanan County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Buchanan County
state = Missouri


founded year = 1838
founded date = December 31
seat wl = St. Joseph
largest city wl = St. Joseph
area_total_sq_mi = 415
area_total_km2 = 1074
area_land_sq_mi = 410
area_land_km2 = 1061
area_water_sq_mi = 5
area_water_km2 = 13
area percentage = 1.17
census yr = 2000
pop = 85998
density_sq_mi = 210
density_km2 = 81
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/
named for = U.S. Senator, later President James Buchanan in 1839

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 JosephGR|6. 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, Kansas is included in the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 122,306 in 2006.

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.

Adjacent counties

*Andrew County (north)
*DeKalb County (northeast)
*Clinton County (east)
*Platte County (south)
*Atchison County, Kansas (southwest)
*Doniphan County, Kansas (northwest)

Major highways

*Interstate 29
*Interstate 229
*U.S. Route 36
*U.S. Route 59
*U.S. Route 71
*U.S. Route 169
*Route 6
*Route 31
*Route 116
*Route 371

Demographics

As of the censusGR|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

*Easton
*Gower
*Saint Joseph

Villages

*Agency
*De Kalb
*Lewis and Clark Village
*Rushville

Unincorporated towns

*Faucett
*Wallace

Townships

Buchanan County is divided into twelve townships:

References

External links

* [http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/ Buchanan County government's website]


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