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Buchanan County, Iowa

Buchanan County Iowa
US county information
NameBuchanan County
StateIowa
SeatIndependence
US Area
Total Area573.35 sq mi (1485 km2)
Land Area571.26 sq mi (1479.6 km2)
Water Area2.09 sq mi (5.4 km2)
Population20958 (2010)
Density14.2/km2 (36.7/sq mi)
Founded1837
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was created in 1837 and was named in honor of Senator James Buchanan, who became the 15th President of the United States. The population was 20,958 in the 2010 census, a decline from 21,093 in 2000. Its county seat is Independence.


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