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Buchanan County, IA Public Records

District Court
PO Box 259
Independence, IA 50644 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 319-334-2196
F: 319-334-7455
Couriers: 210 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Probate is in a separate index at this address. Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Buchanan County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Buchanan County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Buchanan County
County Recorder
210 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644 www.buchanancountyiowa.org/depart...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 319-334-4259
Fax: 319-334-7453
Recorded Documents

Buchanan County Vital Certificates

Buchanan County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Buchanan County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 571.26 sq mi
Population (2009): 20,910
  • Females: 49.9%
  • White: 98.1%
  • Black/African American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): -183
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 6.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.61
Housing Units (2000): 8,697
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.2%
Migration Flow to Buchanan County, IA from (2007-2008):

Buchanan County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $331,997
  • Construction: $22,962
  • Retail Trade: $24,983
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,597
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $12,602
  • Retail Trade: $24,983
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $4,408
  • Manufacturing: $70,689
  • Farms: $46,388
  • Government: $68,584
Employed (2000): 9,939
Unemployed (2000): 450
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,355
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,133
Local Government Revenue (2007): $54,524 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $16,598 (thou. dol.)

Buchanan County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 314
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.0
Deaths (2007): 195
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Buchanan County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 16
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 12
Property Crimes (2008): 288
  • Burglary: 82
  • Larceny-Theft: 192
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 14

Buchanan County Genealogy Records