Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2021

6,446
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Buena Vista is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,446, it is the 54th largest city in Virginia and the 4147th largest city in the United States . Buena Vista is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,650 in 2010. Buena Vista reached it's highest population of 6,747 in 2012. Spanning over 7 miles, Buena Vista has a population density of 1,001 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buena Vista is $55,417 with a poverty rate of 25.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $795 per month, and the median house value is $126,600. The median age in Buena Vista is 35.5 years, 37 years for males, and 33.4 years for females.

Buena Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 89.20%
  • Black or African American: 7.28%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Two or more races: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of Buena Vista, Virginia is 6,446 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,494.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,650.

Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,78489.20%
Black or African American4727.28%
Asian1231.90%
Some Other Race420.65%
Two or More Races410.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.09%
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Buena Vista Population by Race

Buena Vista Population Pyramid $2021

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Buena Vista Median Age

35.5


Total

37


Male

33.4


Female

Buena Vista Adults

There are 5,140 adults, (1,196 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista Sex Ratio

Female

3,708

57.19%

Male

2,776

42.81%

Buena Vista Population by Age

Buena Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buena Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male75.3%24.7%
Married73%27%
All68%32%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Female57.3%42.7%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buena Vista Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5172.3668
Married1,1212.9173
Non Family7661.2365.5
Female4642.8957.3
Male1662.4975.3

2.81

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Buena Vista Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2947.13%
9th to 12th Grade48511.76%
High School Graduate1,66240.31%
Some College80819.60%
Associates Degree2175.26%
Bachelors Degree3418.27%
Graduate Degree3167.66%
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Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7513,019598
Black26221527
Asian5656
Hispanic545432

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 59.26%.

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,164$30,924$19,011
Less Than 9th Grade$22,933$26,797$16,968
High School Graduate$19,043$18,523$19,151
Some College$30,084$31,953$25,000
Bachelors Degree$25,798$$6,818
Graduate Degree$62,028$73,992$53,816

$25,164

Average Earnings

$30,924

Average Male

$19,011

Average Female

Buena Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buena Vista Language by Age

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Buena Vista Language

97.25% of Buena Vista residents speak only English, while 2.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Buena Vista Language

Buena Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,3311,38225.92%
Asian123123100.00%
Hispanic961414.58%
Other421433.33%

25.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.36%

Male Poverty Rate

28.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is Hispanic, with 14.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 20.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

Buena Vista Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.15%
High School22.63%
Some College13.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.29%

Buena Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.84%
Female Employed28.80%
Male Employed14.53%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Buena Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buena Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,455$55,417
Families$37,574$55,455
Married Families$50,559-
Non Families$21,857$52,639
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Income by Household Type

Buena Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Vista Married by Age and Sex

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Buena Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Buena Vista Marital Status by Race

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Buena Vista Marital Status

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418

Number of Veterans

372

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam167
Second Gulf War115
First Gulf War68
Korea48
World War II3

Buena Vista Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74146
35 to 54100
75+81
18 to 3467
55 to 6424

Buena Vista Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3918.48%
Black277.16%

Buena Vista Veterans by Race

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

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8.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Vista Employment by Age

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Buena Vista Employment by Race

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Buena Vista Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.04%

Born in Buena Vista

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Buena Vista residents were born in the United States, with 73.04% having been born in Virginia. 0.68% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,446-16-0.25%
20206,462-16-0.25%
20196,478-16-0.25%
20186,494120.19%
20176,482470.73%
20166,435-94-1.44%
20156,529-20-0.31%
20146,549-103-1.55%
20136,652-95-1.41%
20126,747360.54%
20116,7111001.51%
20106,6112620.41%
20006,349-57-0.09%
19906,406-311-0.47%
19806,7172920.45%
19706,4251250.20%
19606,3001,0861.91%
19505,2148791.86%
19404,3353330.80%
19304,002910.23%
19203,9116661.88%
19103,2450.00%

Buena Vista Population by Year