Demographics

 
Average Income
Buchanan County…………………..$35,979
Source: Claritas

Population Totals
Andrew County……………………..17,052
Buchanan County…………………..89,201
Doniphan County, Kan…………….7,945
City of St. Joseph……………………76,780

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Buchanan County Assessed Value, 2012

 
Real property……………………….$851,414,610
Personal property…………………$285,267,194
State assessed utilities…………….$63,057,892
Local assessed utilities……………$11,213,280
Total………………………………….$1,210,952,976

Sales Taxes

 
City of St. Joseph……………………2.375%
Buchanan County…………………..1.100%
State of Missouri…………………….4.225%
Total………………………………………7.700%

Sales/Use Tax, Andrew County and Buchanan County, including St. Joseph

 
2002……………………………..$1,035,734,730
2003……………………………..$1,055,659,791
2004……………………………..$1,106,594,908
2005……………………………..$1,166,160,222
2006……………………………..$1,114.476,496
2007……………………………..$1,286,665,655
2008……………………………..$1,318,039,984
2009……………………………..$1.270,499,772
2010……………………………..$1,266,959,446
2011……………………………..$1,322,655,122

Area

 
Altitude……………818 to 900 feet above sea level
Andrew County……………………435 square miles
Buchanan County…………………410 square miles
Doniphan County, Kan………….392 square miles

Climate

 
Coldest month…………………………January
Normal temperature…………………..26.4°F

Warmest month…………………………….July
Normal temperature…………………..78.7°F

Driest month………………………….January
Normal precipitation…………….0.88 inch

Wettest month……………………………..May
Normal precipitation………….4.95 inches

Rain (annual average)……….35.24 inches
Snow (annual average)……….18.8 inches

Facilities

 
Bed and breakfast facilities………………2
Country clubs………………………………….2
Exhibition facilities………………………….4
Golf courses, public…………………………2
Golf courses, private………………………..2
Hotels and motels………………………….13
Rooms…………………………………….. 1,200
Indoor ice arena………………………………1
Largest banquet room………….seats 850
Movie theaters………………………………..2
Parks…………………………………………….27
Planetarium…………………………………….1
Riverboat casino………………………………1
Swimming pools (public)………………….3
Tennis courts (public)……………………..37
YMCA……………………………………………..1
YWCA……………………………………………..1