Buchanan County, Iowa

Buchanan County: County in Iowa, United States


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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 21,287 inhabitants. Its county seat is Independence. The county was created 185 years ago in 1836.

Quick Facts about Buchanan County

Population : 21,287 (2020)
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 : 08:10:14 (17th August 2022)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.55% (2010-2020)
Buchanan County locator map
Location of Buchanan County on Iowa map.
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Buchanan-county-court-house image


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.

Buchanan County map

The largest city of Buchanan County is Independence with a population of 6,203. Other cities include, Jesup population 2,711, Fairbank population 1,132, Winthrop population 848 and Quasqueton population 565. See all Buchanan County cities & populated places.

Buchanan County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Independence 6,203 City in Iowa
Jesup 2,711 City in the United States
Fairbank 1,132 City in Iowa, United States of America
Winthrop 848 City in Iowa, United States
Hazleton 841 Township in Buchanan County, Iowa
Quasqueton 565 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Lamont 456 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Brandon 320 City in Iowa
Rowley 268 Human settlement in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States of America
Aurora 162 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Stanley 120 City in Iowa

Buchanan County has 4 neighbours.

  • Independence


The population of Buchanan County increased by 1.55% in 10 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
2020 21,287 0.53% estimation process

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County Name Population Title
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Des Moines 212,312 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
Scott County 173,216 County in Tennessee, United States
Johnson County 153,740 County in Iowa, United States
Cedar Rapids 134,027 City in Iowa
Black Hawk County 130,786 County in Iowa, United States
Woodbury County 103,138 County in Iowa, United States of America
Davenport 101,799 County seat of Scott County, Iowa, United States
Story County 98,237 County in Iowa, United States
Dubuque County 97,590 County in Iowa, United States
Dallas County 96,963 County in Iowa, United States
Pottawattamie County 93,328 County in Iowa, United States of America
Sioux City 82,651 City in Iowa, United States of America
Iowa City 75,130 City in Johnson County, Iowa