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
 • Total415 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.6%
 • Total84,793
 • Density200/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 84,793.[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. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Buchanan County, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.