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Buchanan is a city in Berrien County, in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area.
The community was named for President James Buchanan
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Buchanan. For links to other places called Buchanan, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Buchanan is 41.827N. The longitude is -86.361W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,579.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Buchanan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berrien County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Benton Harbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49107 ZIP code.
25% of Buchanan residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buchanan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buchanan was $16,600, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Buchanan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Buchanan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.
Libraries in Buchanan include Buchanan District Library ... View libraries
Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buchanan political report.
The average commute time for Buchanan workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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