Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2020

6,139
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Buena Vista is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,139, it is the 55th largest city in Virginia and the 4239th largest city in the United States. Buena Vista is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -7.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,650 in 2010. Buena Vista reached it's highest population of 6,746 in 2012. Spanning over 7 miles, Buena Vista has a population density of 954 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buena Vista is $50,088 with a poverty rate of 20.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $739 per month, and the median house value is $122,100. The median age in Buena Vista is 37.5 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.1 males.

Buena Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 88.73%
  • Black or African American: 5.95%
  • Asian: 4.30%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of Buena Vista, Virginia is 6,139, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,650.

Buena Vista, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,67888.73%
Black or African American3815.95%
Asian2754.30%
Two or More Races390.61%
Some Other Race120.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.09%
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Buena Vista Population Pyramid 2020

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Buena Vista Median Age

37.5


Total

36.5


Male

40.1


Female

Buena Vista Adults

There are 5,193 adults, (1,176 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista Sex Ratio

Female

3,554

55.54%

Male

2,845

44.46%

Buena Vista Households and Families

Buena Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buena Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
Female66.8%33.2%
All66.7%33.3%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Male61.8%38.2%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5392.3266.7
Married1,1902.9167.8
Non Family8511.2965.9
Female3672.6366.8
Male1312.7661.8

2.8

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Buena Vista Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2967.24%
9th to 12th Grade41810.22%
High School Graduate1,59438.97%
Some College89621.91%
Associates Degree2355.75%
Bachelors Degree3328.12%
Graduate Degree3197.80%
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Buena Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7353,059570
Black21818028
Asian11811848
Hispanic19195

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 asian people with a rate of 40.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,116$30,824$17,813
Less Than High School$18,344$23,045$2,500
High School Grad$19,527$21,518$18,990
Some College$31,048$43,650$25,227
Bachelors Degree$23,257$34,500$8,484
Graduate Degree$53,611$70,583$40,625

$24,116

Average Earnings

$30,824

Average Male

$17,813

Average Female

Buena Vista Language

Buena Vista Language by Age

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Buena Vista Language

98.15% of Buena Vista residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Buena Vista Poverty

Buena Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,2901,13921.53%
Asian2754315.64%

20.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.21%

Male Poverty Rate

21.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is White, with 21.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista is Asian, with 15.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.29%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.34%
High School21.76%
Some College12.72%
Bachelors or Greater7.48%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.13%
Female Employed24.24%
Male Employed16.83%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Buena Vista Income

Buena Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,273$50,088
Families$46,216$55,962
Married Families$50,563-
Non Families$23,767$36,955
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Buena Vista Marital Status

Buena Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 Over 65, 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 Veterans

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341

Number of Veterans

312

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
Second Gulf War98
First Gulf War55
Korea38
World War II16
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74117
35 to 5493
75+61
18 to 3454
55 to 6416
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3136.82%
Black288.54%

Buena Vista Veterans by Education

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6.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista Employment Status

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.43%

Born in Virginia

99.30%

Native Born

0.70%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.30% of Buena Vista residents were born in the United States, with 71.43% having been born in Virginia. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,139-49-0.79%
20196,188-49-0.79%
20186,237-76-1.20%
20176,313-49-0.77%
20166,362-171-2.62%
20156,533-17-0.26%
20146,550-102-1.53%
20136,652-94-1.39%
20126,746360.54%
20116,710991.50%
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%