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Buckhannon is a city in Upshur County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a Delaware chief.

The latitude of Buckhannon is 38.993N. The longitude is -80.232W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,430 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,753.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,421
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Buckhannon demographic reports
Buckhannon is on the Buckhannon River.
Former and merged names include:
· Buckwheat
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jayne Anne Phillips, author
· Stephen Coonts, author
Local festivals include:
  • Upshur County Fair - July 20-22, 2007
  • West Virginia Strawberry Festival - May 16-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Buckhannon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Audra State Park
Wildlife: West Virginia State Wildlife Center

Colleges and universities: West Virginia Wesleyan College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Buckhannon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buckhannon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buckhannon was $12,959, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Buckhannon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Buckhannon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.


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Libraries in Buckhannon include Charles W. Gibson, Upshur County ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPW.

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Upshur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buckhannon political report.

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The average commute time for Buckhannon workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Buckhannon, WV

Pros: good college
good education system
good city government services
attractive town
walking trail
flowers in town
good hospital
good family town

Cons: relatively isolated - rural community
no book stores, no clothing stores
inadequate social opportunities for all age groups
bad place to be single
scarcity of employment opportunities

This is a good place to raise a family
grow old

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