Buena Vista County IA Information


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  1. Buena Vista County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forBuena Vista County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Buena Vista County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,408
Population in Households 19,438
Population in Familes 15,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 970
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $51,322
Average Household Income $65,233
Per Capita Income $24,761


Total Housing Units 8,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,221 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,318 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 754 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $115,158
Average Home Value $145,944


Total Households 7,539
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,975
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% -0.03%
Households 0.03% -0.09%
Families -0.13% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.61%


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, 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 # 33 68th
Population Density # 34 67th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 60 40th
Per Capita Income # 94 6th

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