North Buena Vista, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Buena Vista, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of North Buena Vista had a population of 120 as of July 1, 2016. North Buena Vista ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Buena Vista is located at latitude 42.6722 and longitude -90.9615 in Clayton County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Buena Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Clayton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of North Buena Vista (GNIS ID: 2395251) 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.

The City of North Buena Vista is located within Township of Buena Vista, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clayton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Buena Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Buena Vista, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 120
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (34.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 5.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (60.4%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $190,741


Median Household Income $45,763
Average Household Income $53,313
Per Capita Income $22,077
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.34%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families 5.32% -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

North Buena Vista, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Buena Vista to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 833 17th
Population Density1 # 943 7th
Diversity Index2 # 838 17th
Median Household Income # 754 25th
Per Capita Income # 918 9th

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