Buchanan County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Grundy and the largest city is Grundy. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.buchanancountyonline.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,106 and the 2010 census population was 24,095. The land area is 502.76 square miles and there are 47.9 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 2.9% is Black or African American, 0.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 68.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $68,200, there are 9,485 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,489, the median household income is $29,848, and 25.9% of the persons in Buchanan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,383. Retail sales (in $1000) were $143,922, and sales per capita were $6,118.
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