Buena Vista (city) County VA Information


Buena Vista (city) County Subdivisions

Buena Vista (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,653
Population in Households 6,218
Population in Familes 4,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 435
Population Density1 993
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,580
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,696
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,659 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 921 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $124,021
Average Home Value $143,716


Median Household Income $36,052
Average Household Income $46,011
Per Capita Income $18,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.1%
Households -0.14% -0.15%
Families -0.28% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Buena Vista (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 6th
Population Density1 # 36 74th
Diversity Index2 # 105 22nd
Median Household Income # 115 15th
Per Capita Income # 126 7th

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