Buchanan is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,171 people and just one neighborhood, Buchanan is the 257th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Buchanan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.92% of the Buchanan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Buchanan is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buchanan who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (10.96%) and teaching (7.69%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Buchanan is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Buchanan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Buchanan perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.