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Buchanan, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Buchanan had a population of 1,124 as of July 1, 2016. Buchanan ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buchanan is located at latitude 33.8056 and longitude -85.1827 in Haralson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buchanan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Haralson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Buchanan (GNIS ID: 2403946) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Buchanan is located within Buchanan Division of Haralson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buchanan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buchanan: Pierceville.

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Buchanan, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,124
Population in Households 1,049
Population in Familes 894
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 759
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $96,703
Average Home Value $143,114


Median Household Income $36,128
Average Household Income $45,501
Per Capita Income $18,199
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.34%
Households 0.42% 0.35%
Families 1.98% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -1.71%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buchanan, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 350 44th
Population Density1 # 225 64th
Diversity Index2 # 581 7th
Median Household Income # 353 44th
Per Capita Income # 397 37th

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