Buena Vista County IA Information


Buena Vista County Subdivisions

Buena Vista County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,626
Daytime Population: Workers 11,719
Daytime Population: Residents 10,004
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,723
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 19,546
Population in Familes 15,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,080
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $49,091
Average Household Income $62,234
Per Capita Income $23,649


Total Housing Units 8,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,250 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,346 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $110,118
Average Home Value $144,995


Total Households 7,596
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,019
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.12%
Households 0.14% 0.08%
Families -0.02% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.19%


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, 2017 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 # 32 69th
Population Density # 33 68th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 76 24th
Per Capita Income # 95 5th

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