Buchanan County, Missouri

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Buchanan County
The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph
The Buchanan County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph
Map of Missouri highlighting Buchanan County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°40′N 94°49′W / 39.67°N 94.81°W / 39.67; -94.81
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedDecember 31, 1838
Named forJames Buchanan
SeatSt. Joseph
Largest citySt. Joseph
Area
 • Total415 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.6%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total89,201
 • Estimate 
(2018)
88,571
 • Density210/sq mi (83/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.co.buchanan.mo.us

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 89,201.[1] Its county seat is St. Joseph.[2] It is named for James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.