Buchanan County MO Information


Buchanan County Subdivisions

Buchanan County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 88,247
Population in Households 83,752
Population in Familes 64,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,495
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $46,824
Average Household Income $61,926
Per Capita Income $24,654


Total Housing Units 38,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,463 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,475 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,711 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $126,538
Average Home Value $164,068


Total Households 33,938
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 21,568
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.13% -0.29%
Households -0.2% -0.35%
Families -0.34% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.13%


Buchanan County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 13 90th
Population Density # 10 92nd
Diversity Index # 17 86th
Median Household Income # 33 72nd
Per Capita Income # 36 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.