Buena, Washington Population 2024

539

Buena is a city located in Yakima County Washington. Buena has a 2024 population of 539. Buena is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -36.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 845 in 2020.

The average household income in Buena is $70,633 with a poverty rate of 48.43%. The median age in Buena is 16.1 years: 26.4 years for males, and 15.2 years for females.

Buena Demographics

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

  • White: 91.71%
  • Other race: 3.87%
  • Two or more races: 3.68%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
620.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-36.21% (-306)
The current population of Buena, Washington is 539 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 845.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White49891.71%
Other race213.87%
Two or more races203.68%
Asian40.74%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Buena Population by Race

Buena Population Pyramid 2024

Buena Median Age

16.1

Total

26.4

Male

15.2

Female

Buena Adults

There are 232 adults, (7 of whom are seniors) in Buena.

Buena Age Dependency

141.3

Age Dependency Ratio

3.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

138.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Sex Ratio

Female28552.49%
Male25847.51%

Buena Population by Age

Buena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All795.9578.521.5
Married495.5965.334.7
Female306.531000
Male0000
Non Family0000

5.95

Average Family Size

5.95

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Buena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade198.8%
Associates Degree7434.26%
Bachelors Degree177.87%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate2712.5%
Less Than 9th Grade146.48%
Some College6530.09%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Buena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14011417
Hispanic65580
Other Race21210
2+ Races14140
Asian440

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.14%.

Buena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,417$45,326$33,917
Some College$45,625$0$34,042

$34,417

Average Earnings

$45,326

Average Male

$33,917

Average Female

Buena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Buena Language

60.32% of Buena residents speak only English, while 39.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.88% of the population.

Buena Language

Buena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic25520981.96%
White2774315.52%
Multiple2020100%
Asian44100%

48.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.15%

Male Poverty Rate

56.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena is White, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 21.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 64.29%.

Buena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School100%
Less Than 9th Grade60.61%
Some College31.65%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Buena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.29%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed36.59%
Female Unemployed0%

Buena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$70,633
Households-$70,633
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families--

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Buena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Buena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Buena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Buena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War7
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Buena Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5414
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Buena Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White147.49%

Buena Veterans by Race

Buena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

100%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Buena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Buena 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

48.99%

Born in Buena

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.53% of Buena residents were born in the United States, with 48.99% having been born in Washington. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Buena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024539-2-0.37%
2023541-2-0.37%
2022543-2-0.37%
2021545-300-35.5%
2020845-239-22.05%
20191,084-122-10.12%
20181,206-139-10.33%
20171,345-275-16.98%
20161,620-71-4.2%
20151,691895.56%
20141,60240433.72%
20131,19819219.09%
20121,00636556.94%
2011641-349-35.25%
201099000%

Buena Population by Year