Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2024

6,561

Buena Vista is a city located in Rockbridge County and Buena Vista city Virginia. Buena Vista has a 2024 population of 6,561. Buena Vista is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,621 in 2020.

The average household income in Buena Vista is $81,044 with a poverty rate of 21.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Buena Vista is 35.3 years, 35.9 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Buena Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 86.93%
  • Two or more races: 6.99%
  • Black or African American: 4.14%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
6.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,019.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.91% (-60)
The current population of Buena Vista, Virginia is 6,561 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,621.

Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,77186.93%
Two or more races4646.99%
Black or African American2754.14%
Other race701.05%
Asian360.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.23%
Native American80.12%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Buena Vista Population by Race

Buena Vista Population Pyramid 2024

Buena Vista Median Age

35.3

Total

35.9

Male

34.6

Female

Buena Vista Adults

There are 5,220 adults, (1,186 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista Sex Ratio

Female3,51152.88%
Male3,12847.12%

Buena Vista Population by Age

Buena Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6552.2957.742.3
Married1,1922.8955.644.4
Non Family7741.1262.137.9
Female5332.6443.756.3
Male1562.361000

2.67

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

57.7%

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
Less Than 9th Grade2245.57%
9th to 12th Grade53013.17%
High School Graduate1,31432.65%
Some College78419.48%
Associates Degree3087.65%
Bachelors Degree52813.12%
Graduate Degree3368.35%

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
White3,5742,832656
2+ Races253243150
Black14113925
Hispanic333333
Asian17170
Other Race660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,250$48,250$29,270
Less Than 9th Grade$0$61,719$27,893
High School Graduate$24,063$26,689$16,866
Some College$36,164$47,700$27,474
Bachelors Degree$51,128$138,013$50,076
Graduate Degree$68,359$64,663$71,875

$36,250

Average Earnings

$48,250

Average Male

$29,270

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

98.38% of Buena Vista residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Buena Vista Language

Buena Vista Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,2791,24923.66%
Other704767.14%
Hispanic803037.5%
Multiple427214.92%
Asian1717100%

21.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.08%

Male Poverty Rate

28.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is Multiple, with 4.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.43%.

Buena Vista Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.06%
High School23.51%
Some College20.64%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buena Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed27.2%
Male Employed3.78%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

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
Households$48,783$81,044
Families$55,717$69,804
Married Families$52,788$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,065$106,225

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buena Vista Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 45-54.

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

314

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam77
Korea53
First Gulf War39
Second Gulf War25
World War II2

Buena Vista Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+108
55 to 64104
65 to 7477
35 to 5425
18 to 340

Buena Vista Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2605.66%
2+ Races298.84%
Black2512.56%

Buena Vista Veterans by Race

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

1.3%

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

67.39%

Born in Buena Vista

99.4%

Native Born

0.6%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.4% of Buena Vista residents were born in the United States, with 67.39% having been born in Virginia. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Buena Vista Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,486-15-0.23%
20286,501-15-0.23%
20276,516-15-0.23%
20266,531-15-0.23%
20256,546-15-0.23%
20246,561-15-0.23%
20236,576-15-0.23%
20226,591-24-0.36%
20216,615-6-0.09%
20206,6211402.16%
20196,481-27-0.41%
20186,50840.06%
20176,504160.25%
20166,488-53-0.81%
20156,541-20-0.3%
20146,561-100-1.5%
20136,661-90-1.33%
20126,751360.54%
20116,7151021.54%
20106,6132644.16%
20006,349-57-0.89%
19906,406-311-4.63%
19806,7172924.54%
19706,4251251.98%
19606,3001,08620.83%
19505,21487920.28%
19404,3353338.32%
19304,002912.33%
19203,91166620.52%
19103,24500%
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Buena Vista Population by Year