Buchanan County, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Buchanan County, Virginia has a population of 26,978 people. Of those, 26,101 (97%) are White, 708 (3%) are Black, and 128 (0%) are Latino[1]. However, 903 (or 3% of the 26,978 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Buchanan County a population of 26,075 with a demographic that is 98% White, 1% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 26,978 903 26,075
White 26,101 421 25,680
Black 708 470 238
Latino 128 6 122


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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