Buena Vista, Michigan Population 2024

6,283

Buena Vista is a city located in Saginaw County Michigan. Buena Vista has a 2024 population of 6,283. Buena Vista is currently growing at a rate of 2.2% annually but its population has decreased by -1.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,401 in 2020.

The average household income in Buena Vista is $45,511 with a poverty rate of 24.96%. The median age in Buena Vista is 43.6 years: 41 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Buena Vista Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Buena Vista was:

  • Black or African American: 74.12%
  • White: 16.75%
  • Two or more races: 6.2%
  • Other race: 2.93%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,572.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.84% (-118)
The current population of Buena Vista, Michigan is 6,283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,401.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American4,45774.12%
White1,00716.75%
Two or more races3736.2%
Other race1762.93%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Buena Vista Population by Race

Buena Vista Population Pyramid 2024

Buena Vista Median Age

43.6

Total

41

Male

43.7

Female

Buena Vista Adults

There are 4,529 adults, (1,340 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista Age Dependency

88.6

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista Sex Ratio

Female3,35055.71%
Male2,66344.29%

Buena Vista Population by Age

Buena Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6392.2770.729.3
Non Family1,1451.1274.825.2
Female8713.4458.741.3
Married4323.0171.128.9
Male1912.11000

3.04

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buena Vista Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade64215.04%
Associates Degree49211.52%
Bachelors Degree2064.82%
Graduate Degree1062.48%
High School Graduate1,32130.94%
Less Than 9th Grade1894.43%
Some College1,31430.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black2,9902,37881
White631593118
Hispanic59243642
2+ Races364278113
Other Race85710

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 31.04%.

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$28,222$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,207$0$37,500
Less Than 9th Grade$25,804$25,947$0
Overall$31,982$26,720$35,976
Some College$35,822$0$36,173

$31,982

Average Earnings

$26,720

Average Male

$35,976

Average Female

Buena Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buena Vista Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Buena Vista Language

91.63% of Buena Vista residents speak only English, while 8.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.71% of the population.

Buena Vista Language

Buena Vista Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,4451,19826.95%
White70621730.74%
Multiple3737119.03%
Hispanic736618.29%

24.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.72%

Male Poverty Rate

29.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is White, with 30.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is Hispanic, with 8.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.91%.

Buena Vista Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College27.82%
Less Than 9th Grade27.56%
High School19.89%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buena Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed86.18%
Male Unemployed47.62%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed2.44%

Buena Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buena Vista Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$57,164$56,512
Households$39,373$45,511
Married Families$51,688$-999,999,999
Non Families-$29,488

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buena Vista Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.7%

Male Marriage Rate

19.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Vista Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Buena Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Buena Vista Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buena Vista Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

374

Number of Veterans

374

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam175
Korea99
Second Gulf War28
First Gulf War28
World War II0

Buena Vista Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74175
55 to 64100
75+99
18 to 340
35 to 540

Buena Vista Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1825.68%
White16419.27%
Hispanic406.59%
2+ Races287.51%

Buena Vista Veterans by Race

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Vista Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Buena Vista Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Buena Vista Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.62%

Born in Buena Vista

95.96%

Native Born

4.04%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

1.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.96% of Buena Vista residents were born in the United States, with 75.62% having been born in Michigan. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Buena Vista Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,2831352.2%
20236,1481352.25%
20226,0131352.3%
20215,878-523-8.17%
20206,4011672.68%
20196,234-117-1.84%
20186,351681.08%
20176,283-179-2.77%
20166,4622704.36%
20156,192-110-1.75%
20146,302-4-0.06%
20136,306-192-2.95%
20126,498-54-0.82%
20116,552-264-3.87%
20106,81600%

Buena Vista Population by Year