Buena Vista County IA Information


Buena Vista County Subdivisions

Buena Vista County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 20,507
Population in Households 19,530
Population in Familes 15,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 977
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 7,612
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,239 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,373 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $98,750
Average Home Value $128,670


Median Household Income $47,318
Average Household Income $59,976
Per Capita Income $22,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.34%
Households 0.23% 0.34%
Families 0.05% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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 County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 34 67th
Population Density1 # 34 68th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 67 33rd
Per Capita Income # 90 10th

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