Buchanan County , Iowa

Buchanan County: County in Iowa, United States

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Location of Buchanan County on Iowa map.


Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,958 and a population density of 14 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 21,175 inhabitants. Its county seat is Independence. The county was created 184 years ago in 1836.


Buchanan County is located at 42°28'15"N 91°50'16"W (42.4707800, -91.8378400). It has 4 neighbors: Iowa County, Benton County, Black Hawk County and Delaware County.

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The largest city of Buchanan County is Independence with a population of 6,124. Other cities include, Jesup population 2,703, Fairbank population 1,133, Winthrop population 849 and Quasqueton population 564.


Buchanan County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. more

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Buchanan County Quick Facts

Population : 21,175 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
Different from : Buchanan County, Buchanan County
Area : 1485 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : James Buchanan
Capital : Independence
Establishment : January 01, 1837
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:02:20 (13th May 2021)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.02% (2010-2019)
Weather : 66℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Buchanan County has 4 neighbors .

  • Independence


The population of Buchanan County increased by 1.02% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,958 - census
2011 20,911 -0.22% estimation process
2012 20,994 0.4% estimation process
2013 21,026 0.15% estimation process
2014 21,131 0.5% estimation process
2015 21,105 -0.12% estimation process
2016 21,007 -0.47% estimation process
2017 21,126 0.56% estimation process
2018 21,178 0.25% estimation process
2019 21,175 -0.01% estimation process

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Buchanan County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buchanan County.

City Name Population Title
Independence 6,124 City in Iowa
Jesup 2,703 City in the United States
Fairbank 1,133 City in Iowa, United States of America
Winthrop 849 City in Iowa, United States
Hazleton 833 Township in Buchanan County, Iowa
Quasqueton 564 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Lamont 457 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Brandon 320 City in Iowa
Rowley 270 Human settlement in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States of America
Aurora 161 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Stanley 120 City in Iowa

Iowa Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Iowa 3,155,070 Midwestern state in the United States
Indiana 863,002 City in and county seat of Marion County, Indiana, United States and the Indiana federated state capital city
Polk County 490,161 County in Iowa, United States
Linn County 226,706 County in Oregon, United States
Des Moines 214,237 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
Scott County 172,943 County in Tennessee, United States
Johnson County 151,140 County in Iowa, United States
Cedar Rapids 133,562 City in Iowa
Black Hawk County 131,228 County in Iowa, United States
Woodbury County 103,107 County in Iowa, United States of America
Davenport 101,590 County seat of Scott County, Iowa, United States
Dubuque County 97,311 County in Iowa, United States
Story County 97,117 County in Iowa, United States
Dallas County 93,453 County in Iowa, United States
Pottawattamie County 93,206 County in Iowa, United States of America
Sioux City 82,651 City in Iowa, United States of America
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