Buena Vista, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Buena Vista, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Buena Vista had a population of 2,837 as of July 1, 2018.

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.


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Buena Vista, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,837
Population in Households 2,317
Population in Familes 1,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 520
Population Density2 821
Diversity Index3 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,940
Average Household Income $57,038
Per Capita Income $24,677

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 918 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 388 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $232,391
Average Home Value $256,270
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,306
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 844
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.98% 1.01%
Households 1.09% 1.15%
Families 1.52% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

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, 2018 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 # 149 68th
Population Density # 222 52nd
Diversity Index # 208 55th
Median Household Income # 334 27th
Per Capita Income # 342 26th

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