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Buchanan, North Dakota
Building in Buchanan
Building in Buchanan
Location of Buchanan, North Dakota
Location of Buchanan, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Stutsman
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,555 ft (474 m)
 • Total 87
 • Density 1,447.37/sq mi (557.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-10060
GNIS feature ID 1028167

Buchanan is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 87 at the 2020 census. Buchanan was founded in 1887.

Buchanan was once home to Henry Leuhr's Giant Bull, inspired by the World's Largest Buffalo in Jamestown, North Dakota, which stood 30 feet (9.1 m) tall and was 50 feet (15 m) long until it deteriorated and was removed from its site in January 2007.


A post office called Buchanan has been in operation since 1894. The city's name honors James A. Buchanan, a local pioneer.


Buchanan is located at 47°3′46″N 98°49′42″W / 47.06278°N 98.82833°W / 47.06278; -98.82833 (47.062680, -98.828245).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 40
2000 77 92.5%
2010 90 16.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 90 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,125.0 inhabitants per square mile (434.4/km2). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 425.0 per square mile (164.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 32 households, of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 31.3 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 5.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.4% male and 45.6% female.

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