Buchanan County is located in northeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Independence and the largest city is Independence. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.buchanan.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,038 and the 2010 census population was 20,958. The land area is 571.02 square miles and there are 36.7 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $122,200, there are 8,187 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,038, the median household income is $55,553, and 9.9% of the persons in Buchanan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,874. Retail sales (in $1000) were $214,820, and sales per capita were $10,242. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18%.
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