Buchanan County is located in northwest Missouri. The County Seat is St. Joseph and the largest city is St. Joseph. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 89,486 and the 2010 census population was 89,201. The land area is 408.03 square miles and there are 218.6 persons per square mile.
90% of the population is White, 5.9% is Black or African American, 5.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 86.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $109,700, there are 33,331 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,961, the median household income is $44,363, and 17% of the persons in Buchanan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,173. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,438,683, and sales per capita were $16,199. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.2%.
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