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Time Zone: Buchanan County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Grundy is the Seat for Buchanan County.

Buchanan County was founded in 1858.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Buchanan had a population of 22,860 people. This is a decrease of 15.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,978 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Buchanan represented 0.38% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 43rd most populous county (out of 134 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
201024,098-10.68%+5.42% since 2009
200922,860-15.26%-1% since 2008
200823,090-14.41%-1.85% since 2007
200026,978The Last Census

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


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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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