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Buchanan County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - All Divisions
411 Jules St
St Joseph, MO 64501 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1563
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 816-271-1462
F: 816-271-1538
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, expunged, dismissed, or suspended imposition of sentence records released
Local ordinance cases are heard by one of the Municipal Courts, which are Divisions of the Circuit Court.
Probate Court
411 Jules St, Rm 333
St Joseph, MO 64501 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1563
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 816-271-1477
F: 816-271-1538
Jurisdiction: Probate

Buchanan County, MO Vital Records

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

Buchanan County
Recorder of Deeds
www.co.buchanan.mo.us/167/Recorde...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 816-271-1437
Fax: 816-271-1582
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): 409.73 sq mi
Population (2009): 89,856
  • Females: 50.5%
  • White: 92.7%
  • Black/African American: 4.6%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 89.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,854
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.42
Housing Units (2000): 36,574
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.6%
Migration Flow to Buchanan County, MO from (2007-2008):

Buchanan County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,263,254
  • Construction: $146,436
  • Retail Trade: $171,563
  • Professional and Technical Services: $91,453
  • Healthcare: $319,332
  • Banking: $104,770
  • Retail Trade: $171,563
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $62,154
  • Manufacturing: $511,600
  • Farms: $9,346
  • Government: $324,360
Employed (2000): 39,031
Unemployed (2000): 2,467
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,997
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,417
Local Government Revenue (2007): $201,884 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $261,896 (thou. dol.)

Buchanan County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,374
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.5
Deaths (2007): 896
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 10
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3

Buchanan County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 374
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 90
  • Aggravated Assault: 267
Property Crimes (2008): 3,929
  • Burglary: 858
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,836
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 235

Buchanan County Genealogy Records