Buena Vista, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buena Vista, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Buena Vista had a population of 6,679 as of July 1, 2017. Buena Vista ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buena Vista is located at latitude 37.7314 and longitude -79.3566 in Buena Vista (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buena Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Buena Vista (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The City of Buena Vista (GNIS ID: 1498417) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Vista: Buenavista.

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Buena Vista, 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 997
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 168 72nd
Population Density # 247 59th
Diversity Index # 454 23rd
Median Household Income # 493 17th
Per Capita Income # 526 11th

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