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Buena Vista, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Buena Vista had a population of 2,760 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Buena Vista is located at latitude 38.8293 and longitude -106.1395 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Buena Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,959 feet.

The Town of Buena Vista (GNIS ID: 2411739) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Buena Vista is located within Buena Vista Division of Chaffee County.

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.


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Buena Vista, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,760
Daytime Population: Workers 1,771
Daytime Population: Residents 1,531
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,302
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 2,235
Population in Familes 1,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 525
Population Density2 799
Diversity Index3 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,067
Average Household Income $54,780
Per Capita Income $23,754

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 891 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $223,270
Average Home Value $254,326
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,270
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.74% 0.78%
Households 0.85% 0.91%
Families 1.37% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Buena Vista, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado 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 # 147 68th
Population Density # 220 52nd
Diversity Index # 208 55th
Median Household Income # 346 25th
Per Capita Income # 349 24th

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