Skip to Main Content
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C-
Buchanan is a town in Georgia with a population of 1,475. Buchanan is in Haralson County. Living in Buchanan offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Buchanan and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Buchanan
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    771.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,001.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    171.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Buchanan

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,645
National
$55,322
Places like Buchanan
More

Buchanan Reviews

11 reviews
All Categories
While there are some good people that live there, Buchanan never got rid of the "good ol boy" system, which is to say, if you don't fit a certain demographic people can make things hard and many people arent receptive to change. My mother still lives there and has been trying to make the best of it but theres nothing there except a few boutiques, drug abusers, a few good teachers, and so many churches
Start Your Review of Buchanan
Rate It!
I have lived my entire life in Haralson County, most of which in Buchanan. There is a high drug rate and poverty rate are high. However, the public school system is packed with dedicated teachers who are willing to go above and beyond to help students.
Buchanan is a very small family friendly town. It has a population of around 450 and it's mostly people over 40. My dad grew up in this town as did most of my other family. It has 2 red lights and no fast food places unless you classify subway as fast food. No drive through though. It is very historical looking with an old-timey like feel. The courthouse that was used back in the late 1800's and early 1900's still sits in the middle of the town and is now the library. Many people from other places have come to see the courthouse. The rapper's the Ying Yang Twins even shot a music video in the Buchanan city library. That was a very interesting experience. I like the safe and home town feeling of this town. Literally everyone knows everyone. All the people eat breakfast at the one restaurant in town. If I could change anything about Buchanan it would definitely be the lack of fast food places and choices of regular restaurants.