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Buchanan County, VA&

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Population
23,486
-0.83% decline
Median Age
45.5
Median Household Income
$29,679
0% growth
Poverty Rate
26.1%
Number of Employees
7,120
-2.65% decline
Median Property Value
$71,500
4.08% growth

Economy

The economy of Buchanan County, VA employs 7,120 people. The economy of Buchanan County, VA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 28.81; 1.46; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Buchanan County, VA are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (1,240), Healthcare & Social Assistance (897), and Retail trade (815), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,692), Utilities ($50,000), and Finance & Insurance ($35,391).

Median household income in Buchanan County, VA is $29,679. Males in Buchanan County, VA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,502. The income inequality of Buchanan County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Buchanan County, VA. In Buchanan County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,118. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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Diversity

Buchanan County, VA is home to a population of 23,486 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Buchanan County, VA is composed of 22,408 White residents (95.4%), 623 Black residents (2.65%), 204 Two+ residents (0.87%), 114 Asian residents (0.49%), and 74 Hispanic residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Buchanan County, VA are Spanish (92 speakers), African Languages (50 speakers), and Chinese (30 speakers), but compared to other places, Buchanan County, VA has a relative high number of Gujarati (27 speakers), African Languages (50 speakers), and Other Slavic (9 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Buchanan County, VA awarded 178 degrees. The student population of Buchanan County, VA is skewed away from females, with 102 male students and 76 female students. Most students in Buchanan County, VA are White (146 and 82%), followed by Asian (19 and 10.7%), Black or African American (9 and 5.06%), and American Indian (3 and 1.69%). The largest universities in Buchanan County, VA by number of graduates are Appalachian School of Law (103 and 57.9%), Appalachian College of Pharmacy (75 and 42.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Buchanan County, VA are Pharmacy (75 and 42.1%), Law (59 and 33.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Buchanan County, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buchanan County, VA is $71,500, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $68,700 to $71,500, a 4.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Buchanan County, VA is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buchanan County, VA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buchanan County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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