Buena Vista County, Iowa Population 2021

Buena Vista County, Iowa's estimated population is 19,208 with a growth rate of -1.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buena Vista County, Iowa is the 36th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 20,356 and has seen a growth of -5.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,208-206-1.06%
202019,414-206-1.05%
201919,620-206-1.04%
201819,826-318-1.58%
201720,144-181-0.89%
201620,325-49-0.24%
201520,374-232-1.13%
201420,606-43-0.21%
201320,649880.43%
201220,5612501.23%
201120,311-45-0.22%
201020,3563911.96%
199019,965-809-3.89%
198020,774810.39%
197020,693-496-2.34%
196021,189760.36%
195021,1131,2756.43%
194019,8381,1716.27%
193018,6671110.60%
192018,5562,57516.11%
191015,981-994-5.86%
190016,9753,42725.30%
189013,5486,01179.75%
18807,5375,952375.52%
18701,5851,5282680.70%
1860570.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.06% (-206)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
20,356
Growth Since 2010
-5.64% (-1,148)
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Buena Vista County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,45177.03%
Asian2,02010.07%
Some Other Race1,4937.44%
Black or African American5052.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2991.49%
Two or More Races2851.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.02%
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Buena Vista County, Iowa Population by Race

Buena Vista County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Median Age

35


Total

34.2


Male

35.4


Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Adults

There are 14,864 adults, (3,027 of whom are seniors) in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Vista County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

10,059

50.15%

Male

9,999

49.85%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Population by Age

Buena Vista County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43%57%
Male45.3%54.7%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
All64.6%35.4%
Married82.9%17.1%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buena Vista County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5242.5364.6
Married3,8923.1382.9
Non Family2,5101.1345.6
Female6983.4143
Male4243.9145.3

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,39911.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,30910.42%
High School Graduate3,81230.34%
Some College2,33718.60%
Associates Degree1,2309.79%
Bachelors Degree1,69013.45%
Graduate Degree7876.26%
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Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,5298,0252,291
Hispanic2,525946122
Asian1,1836158
Other Race8181678
Black1831761
Islander1095951
2+ Races6337
Native American22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 46.79%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,047$40,194$28,165
Less Than 9th Grade$30,562$32,847$26,386
High School Graduate$31,736$39,036$22,292
Some College$32,849$40,262$29,940
Bachelors Degree$44,054$52,650$34,712
Graduate Degree$57,538$70,313$55,250

$35,047

Average Earnings

$40,194

Average Male

$28,165

Average Female

Buena Vista County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language by Age

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

67.46% of Buena Vista County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 32.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.34% of the population.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Language

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1461,14910.31%
Hispanic4,99292318.49%
Other1,47650434.15%
Asian2,00326213.08%
Black4497917.59%
Multiple2547228.35%
Native5480.00%

12.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa is Native, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Vista County, Iowa is White, with 10.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.33%
High School8.83%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed12.32%
Female Unemployed11.27%
Male Employed7.21%
Female Employed6.82%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buena Vista County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,125$71,786
Families$69,759$83,486
Married Families$77,845-
Non Families$32,399$43,351
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Income by Household Type

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Buena Vista County, Iowa 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 35-44.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Marital Status

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809

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam358
Korea141
First Gulf War111
Second Gulf War70
World War II41

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+279
65 to 74267
35 to 54139
55 to 64113
18 to 3411

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7986.66%
Hispanic100.32%
Islander85.67%
Native American250.00%
2+ Races10.88%

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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5.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Buena Vista County, Iowa 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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58.66%

Born in Buena Vista County, Iowa

79.93%

Native Born

20.07%

Foreign Born

13.88%

Non Citizen

6.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.93% of Buena Vista County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 58.66% having been born in Iowa. 13.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Buena Vista County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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