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Buchanan County is carving out a presence as an economic hub for the four-state area of Iowa, Kan., Mo. and Neb. The community is an attractive alternative for businesses that wish to grow in a more suburban environment. The county has a low crime rate, state-of-the-art health care and affordable living.

Estimated Total Population    85,998
18 and over    65,061
Median age    36.1
Increase from 1990    3.50%
Largest City    St. Joseph
Estimated population of city    73,990
Total Housing Units    36,574
Median value    $72,700
Total Households    33,557
Family households    21,928
Average household    size 2.42
Average family size    2.98
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 55,583
High-school graduate    21,115
Some college, no degree    12,550
Associate's degree    2,239
Bachelor's degree    6,355
Graduate or professional degree    3,022
Percent graduated high school    81.50%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    16.90%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    67,462
In labor force    41,638
Commuting to work    38,702
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Heartland Health, St. Joseph School District, Altec Industries Inc., American Family Insurance, Johnson Controls Battery Division
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    10,680
Service    6,743
Sales and office    10,524
Construction, extraction, maintenance    3,907
Production, transportation    7,076
Median Household Income   $34,704
Median Family Income   $42,408
Land Area (square miles)   410
Persons per square mile)   209.80
County Seat    St. Joseph
County Government Info   
Presiding Commissioner—Tom Mann
tmann@co.buchanan.mo.us
411 Jules
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Tel: 816.271.1503
Fax: 816.271.1569
www.co.buchanan.mo.us
Sources: US Census Bureau Missouri Department of Commerce and Housing

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