Buchanan, MI
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Buchanan is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,362 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Buchanan is the 218th largest community in Michigan. Buchanan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Buchanan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Buchanan is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Buchanan who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), sales jobs (8.92%), and maintenance occupations (7.10%).

As is often the case in a small city, Buchanan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Buchanan, just 12.45% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Buchanan in 2010 was $22,722, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,888 for a family of four. However, Buchanan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Buchanan is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buchanan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buchanan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Buchanan include Irish, English, French , and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Buchanan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.

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