Buchanan County, Iowa

county in Iowa, United States

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 20,565.[1] Its county seat is Independence.[2] The county was founded on December 21, 1837 and was named in honor of Senator James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.


  1. "QuickFacts: Buchanan County, Iowa". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.