Buchanan, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buchanan, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Buchanan had a population of 4,518 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buchanan: McCoy's Creek.

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Buchanan, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,518
Daytime Population: Workers 1,682
Daytime Population: Residents 2,247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,929
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 4,511
Population in Familes 3,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,807
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $43,796
Average Household Income $54,834
Per Capita Income $22,797


Total Housing Units 2,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,184 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 731 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $104,833
Average Home Value $134,818


Total Households 1,915
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,177
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.1% 0.06%
Families 0.49% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2017 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 # 188 73rd
Population Density # 161 77th
Diversity Index # 151 78th
Median Household Income # 398 43rd
Per Capita Income # 395 43rd

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