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Time Zone: Buchanan County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Saint Joseph is the Seat for Buchanan County.

Buchanan County was founded in 1838.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Buchanan had a population of 89,856 people. This is an increase of 4.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 85,998 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Buchanan represented 1.54% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201089,201+3.72%-0.73% since 2009
200989,856+4.49%+0.75% since 2008
200889,186+3.71%+0.42% since 2007
200085,998The Last Census

More information can be found on the Buchanan County Census Page for Buchanan County.


Below are some of the communities located in Buchanan County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Buchanan County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Saint Joseph   76,22273,9903.02% increase  
Gower   1,4221,3991.64% increase  
Agency   74759924.71% increase  
Dearborn   5545294.73% increase  
Rushville   2922804.29% increase  

Websites for Buchanan County

Official Website:   www.co.buchanan.mo.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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