Buena Vista County, Iowa Population 2018

Buena Vista County, Iowa's estimated population is 20,110 with a growth rate of -1.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buena Vista County, Iowa is the 33rd largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201720,110-335-1.64%
201620,4451770.87%
201620,268-34-0.17%
201520,302-249-1.21%
201420,551-61-0.30%
201320,612500.24%
201220,5622801.38%
201120,282-49-0.24%
201020,3313661.83%
199019,965-809-3.89%
198020,774810.39%
197020,693-496-2.34%
196021,189760.36%
195021,1131,2756.43%
194019,8381,1716.27%
193018,6671110.60%
192018,5562,57516.11%
191015,981-994-5.86%
190016,9753,42725.30%
189013,5486,01179.75%
18807,5375,952375.52%
18701,5851,5282680.70%
1860570.00%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,319
Asian1,724
Some Other Race1,260
Black or African American601
Two or More Races313
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander224
American Indian and Alaska Native4

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Buena Vista County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Buena Vista County, Iowa Median Age

35.4


Total

34.4


Male

36.2


Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Adults

There are 15,252 adults, (2,965 of which are seniors) in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

10,082

49.31%

Male

10,363

50.69%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households and Families

Buena Vista County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buena Vista County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All68%32%
Male63.5%36.5%
Female56.1%43.9%
Non Family47.7%52.3%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5042.5968
Married3,9703.1882.8
Non Family2,3791.1847.7
Female7493.4256.1
Male4063.4763.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households

Buena Vista County, Iowa Education

Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,72313.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,0738.35%
High School Graduate3,92330.54%
Some College2,57520.05%
Associates Degree1,1508.95%
Bachelors Degree1,65312.87%
Graduate Degree7495.83%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,0528,3942,212
Hispanic2,39769962
Asian1,018641105
Other Race6151182
Black2401744
Islander1341169
Multiple Races1293210
Native American44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 24.44%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,545$35,587$24,945
Less Than High School$23,750$28,750$16,932
High School Grad$30,863$34,436$24,153
Some College$30,973$40,943$26,507
Bachelors Degree$40,338$45,104$30,852
Graduate Degree$50,481$67,679$41,786

$30,545

Average Earnings

$35,587

Average Male

$24,945

Average Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language by Age

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

67.82% of Buena Vista County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 32.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.74% of the population.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8921,25710.57%
Hispanic4,97985117.09%
Other1,25127521.98%
Black55121338.66%
Asian1,71117910.46%
Islander2248738.84%
Multiple295248.14%
Native44100.00%

13.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.35%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa is Multiple, with 8.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.42%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.44%
High School11.08%
Some College7.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.29%
Female Employed9.65%
Male Unemployed8.47%
Male Employed6.32%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Income

Buena Vista County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,942$66,880
Families$60,144$76,273
Married Families$67,702$
Non Families$30,382$43,195

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,100

Number of Veterans

1,086

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam420
Korea179
First Gulf War140
World War II138
Second Gulf War100

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+375
65 to 74256
35 to 54218
55 to 64202
18 to 3449

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0618.43%
Hispanic160.52%
Black153.83%
Hawaiian1410.07%
2 or More42.74%
Indian4100.00%
Other20.23%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Education

4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment Status

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Age

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Race

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Buena Vista County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Storm Lake10641107731321.24%
Alta19051933281.47%
Newell876867-9-1.03%
Sioux Rapids77577610.13%
Lakeside70070000.00%
Albert City699685-14-2.00%
Marathon23923900.00%
Rembrandt20420400.00%
Linn Grove15415400.00%
Truesdale818100.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990