Buchanan County, Missouri

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Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2008, the population was 89,408. Its county seat is Saint Joseph[1]. When originally formed in 1838, the county was named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts; it was renamed in 1839 for James Buchanan, then a U.S. Senator, later President of the United States. The county, along with Andrew and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, is included in the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2008 had an estimated population of 126,359.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles (1,074.8 km2), of which 410 square miles (1,061.9 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (1.17%) is water.

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