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Buchanan, Georgia
Former Haralson County courthouse in Buchanan, now the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library
Former Haralson County courthouse in Buchanan, now the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Haralson
Named for James Buchanan
Area
 • Total 1.70 sq mi (4.40 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation
1,243 ft (379 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 938
 • Density 629.95/sq mi (243.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30113
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-11616
GNIS feature ID 0354892

Buchanan is a city and the county seat of Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,104 at the 2010 census, up from 941 at the 2000 census.

Locally, the city's name is pronounced Buck-HAN-uhn.

History

Buchanan was founded in 1856 as seat of the newly formed Haralson County. It was named for United States President James Buchanan. Buchanan was incorporated as a town in 1857 and as a city in 1902.

Geography

Buchanan is located at 33°48′6″N 85°11′1″W / 33.80167°N 85.18361°W / 33.80167; -85.18361 (33.801726, -85.183506).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (11.90%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 158
1890 324 105.1%
1900 359 10.8%
1910 462 28.7%
1920 491 6.3%
1930 429 −12.6%
1940 504 17.5%
1950 651 29.2%
1960 753 15.7%
1970 800 6.2%
1980 1,019 27.4%
1990 1,009 −1.0%
2000 941 −6.7%
2010 1,104 17.3%
2020 938 −15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Buchanan racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 802 85.5%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 71 7.57%
Asian 2 0.21%
Other/Mixed 44 4.69%
Hispanic or Latino 19 2.03%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 938 people, 436 households, and 274 families residing in the city.

Education

Haralson County School District

The Haralson County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 231 full-time teachers and over 3,766 students.

  • Buchanan Elementary School
  • Buchanan Primary School
  • Tallapoosa Primary School
  • West Haralson Elementary School
  • Haralson County Middle School
  • Haralson County High School
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