Buena Vista (city) County VA Information


Buena Vista (city) County Subdivisions

Buena Vista (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,679
Daytime Population: Workers 2,535
Daytime Population: Residents 3,553
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,088
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 6,209
Population in Familes 4,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density2 996
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $36,893
Average Household Income $47,267
Per Capita Income $19,311


Total Housing Units 2,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,624 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 949 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $127,015
Average Home Value $145,197


Total Households 2,573
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,686
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% -0.13%
Households -0.16% -0.18%
Families -0.32% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.74%


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

The table below compares Buena Vista (city) County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 126 6th
Population Density # 35 74th
Diversity Index # 107 21st
Median Household Income # 114 15th
Per Capita Income # 125 7th

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