B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$829
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,739
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Buchanan Reviews

5 reviews
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This area is beautiful, and the neighborhood I live in is barely inside the small-town limits. Buchanan is safe for the most part, but I would love to see more community involvement throughout the year (as opposed to only a few times in the summer). A mentor program for some of the kids and high schoolers in the community through one of the churches would also be a really great opportunity to bridge the gap between the older generation in the area and the young population.
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The community is involved during major holidays, but if the churches implemented a community outreach program like a mentoring program, the community would probably truly prosper from something like that.
While police are available in the area, drugs seem to be a major issue within the high school, community and possibly the middle school. No one is really addressing this issue, and it seems that no one truly cares about drugs hidden behind doors in the community.