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Buchanan is a town in Botetourt County, in the Roanoke metro area.
The community was named for John Buchanan, surveyor
The latitude of Buchanan is 37.527N. The longitude is -79.68W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,237.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Buchanan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Botetourt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Roanoke area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24066 ZIP code.
16% of Buchanan residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buchanan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buchanan was $16,238, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Buchanan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Buchanan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.
Libraries in Buchanan include Buchanan Branch Library ... View libraries
Botetourt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buchanan political report.
The average commute time for Buchanan workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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