Buchanan, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 1,233. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,236 (+0.2% change)
Males: 579 (47.0%), Females: 654 (53.0%)

Botetourt County

Zip code: 24066

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $32,500
Median house value: $79,300

Races in Buchanan:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.2%)
  • Black (7.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (25.4%), German (13.1%), English (8.6%), Irish (8.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (2.8%).

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buchanan

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan town

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+1.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Buchanan:

  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BEDFORD, VA)
  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; LEXINGTON, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buchanan:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 25 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 37 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 54 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buchanan:

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 31 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
  • NEW LONDON (about 31 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • INGALLS FIELD (about 31 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Abbreviation: HSP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan:

  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 52 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Buchanan:

  • JAMES RIVER HIGH (Students: 486; Location: 9906 SPRINGWOOD RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Buchanan:

  • WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP ACAD. (Students: 13; Location: ROUTE 1 BOX 64; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle school in Buchanan:

  • BUCHANAN ELEM. (Students: 319; Location: 255 SCHOOLHOUSE RD; Grades: PK – 05)