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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.
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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.
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.
Libraries in Buckhannon include Charles W. Gibson, Upshur County ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPW.
Upshur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buckhannon political report.
The average commute time for Buckhannon workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Buckhannon, WVPros: good college
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
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