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Buena Vista, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Buena Vista is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 32.3185 and longitude -84.5176. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Buena Vista, but most people and references simply refer to it as Buena Vista, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Buena Vista indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Buena Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Vista: Pea Ridge.

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Buena Vista, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,385
Population in Households 2,337
Population in Familes 1,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 737
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $82,283
Average Home Value $111,806


Median Household Income $21,884
Average Household Income $30,540
Per Capita Income $12,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.21% 1.38%
Households 2.6% 1.48%
Families 4.15% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 259 59th
Population Density1 # 230 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 89th
Median Household Income # 614 2nd
Per Capita Income # 588 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.