Buena Vista County, Iowa Population 2019

Buena Vista County, Iowa's estimated population is 20,110 with a growth rate of -0.78% 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
201720,110-158-0.78%
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
White15,899
Asian1,849
Some Other Race1,635
Black or African American543
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander256
Two or More Races183
American Indian and Alaska Native4

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Buena Vista County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Buena Vista County, Iowa Median Age

35.1


Total

34.3


Male

35.6


Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Adults

There are 15,157 adults, (2,890 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

10,115

49.66%

Male

10,254

50.34%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Buena Vista County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All66.2%33.8%
Male62.6%37.4%
Female55.5%44.5%
Non Family46%54%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5612.5666.2
Married3,9923.1680.8
Non Family2,4321.1846
Female6963.4655.5
Male4413.362.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

8.1%

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 Grade1,59512.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,0358.09%
High School Graduate3,80629.77%
Some College2,56920.09%
Associates Degree1,2109.46%
Bachelors Degree1,83814.38%
Graduate Degree7335.73%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8728,3092,327
Hispanic2,467844108
Asian1,100673102
Other Race8061586
Black1881887
Islander11910514
Multiple Races35328
Native American44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 26.23%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,238$37,241$26,186
Less Than High School$26,871$31,525$20,619
High School Grad$31,942$36,446$25,417
Some College$32,667$41,704$27,554
Bachelors Degree$40,199$47,750$32,083
Graduate Degree$50,625$64,167$45,865

$32,238

Average Earnings

$37,241

Average Male

$26,186

Average Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language by Age

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

67.20% of Buena Vista County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 32.80% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.04% of the population.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,6151,34911.61%
Hispanic5,0231,04120.72%
Other1,62848729.91%
Asian1,8301498.14%
Black4879018.48%
Multiple1725833.72%
Native44100.00%

13.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.40%

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 Asian, with 8.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.94%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.78%
High School10.45%
Some College6.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.99%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.61%
Male Unemployed10.72%
Female Employed8.10%
Male Employed7.27%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Income

Buena Vista County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,784$70,169
Families$64,644$81,536
Married Families$72,214$
Non Families$30,900$42,611

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

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 55To64.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,083

Number of Veterans

1,069

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam444
Korea160
First Gulf War123
World War II113
Second Gulf War112

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+348
65 to 74302
55 to 64190
35 to 54166
18 to 3477

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0038.11%
Hawaiian4735.88%
Black225.90%
2 or More48.89%
Indian4100.00%
Hispanic30.10%
Other30.29%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment Status

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Age

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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