Buchanan, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buchanan, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Buchanan had a population of 4,558 as of July 1, 2016. Buchanan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buchanan is located at latitude 41.8283 and longitude -86.366 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buchanan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Buchanan (GNIS ID: 1625996) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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: McCoy's Creek.

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


Total Population 4,558
Population in Households 4,550
Population in Familes 3,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,823
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,933
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,209 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $97,813
Average Home Value $127,481


Median Household Income $42,191
Average Household Income $52,512
Per Capita Income $21,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.33%
Households 0.27% 0.26%
Families 0.77% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 186 73rd
Population Density1 # 160 77th
Diversity Index2 # 151 78th
Median Household Income # 394 43rd
Per Capita Income # 397 43rd

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