Buena Vista, CO 81211 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81211: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Not Acceptable, USPS
Johnson Village, CO 81211

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 393
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,685
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 42
  • County: Chaffee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.849, Longitude -106.156
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Buena Vista, CO 81211 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,583
Population in Households 6,394
Population in Familes 5,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,189
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 2,913
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,941
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,168 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 745 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $261,604
Average Home Value $299,585


Median Household Income $45,218
Average Household Income $60,149
Per Capita Income $25,476
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.76%
Households 1.02% 1.02%
Families 0.96% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, CO 81211 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81211 to the other 504 ZIP Codes in Colorado 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 # 188 63rd
Population Density1 # 266 47th
Diversity Index2 # 267 47th
Median Household Income # 349 31st
Per Capita Income # 348 31st

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