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The Buchanan Dam Census Designated Place had a population of 1,596 as of July 1, 2017. Buchanan Dam ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buchanan Dam is located at latitude 30.8157 and longitude -98.4527 in Llano County. The formal boundaries for the Buchanan Dam Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.75 sq. miles and a water area of 12.48 sq. miles. Llano County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The Buchanan Dam Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407917) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buchanan Dam Census Designated Place is located within Llano North Division of Llano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buchanan Dam population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buchanan Dam: Bachanan Dam.

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Buchanan Dam, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,596
Daytime Population: Workers 376
Daytime Population: Residents 1,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,596
Population in Familes 1,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $37,805
Average Household Income $54,800
Per Capita Income $28,144


Total Housing Units 1,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 654 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 (34.9%)
Median Home Value $146,004
Average Home Value $222,014


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.93%
Households 0.71% 0.9%
Families 0.6% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Buchanan Dam, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buchanan Dam to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 806 54th
Population Density # 1493 15th
Diversity Index # 1545 12th
Median Household Income # 1308 25th
Per Capita Income # 517 70th

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