Buena Vista, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buena Vista, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Buena Vista had a population of 2,396 as of July 1, 2015. Buena Vista ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buena Vista is located at latitude 32.3185 and longitude -84.5176 in Marion County. 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. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The City of Buena Vista (GNIS ID: 2403949) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Buena Vista is located within Buena Vista Division of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Vista: Pea Ridge.

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


Total Population 2,396
Population in Households 2,339
Population in Familes 1,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 740
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $74,819
Average Home Value $105,634


Median Household Income $32,316
Average Household Income $43,908
Per Capita Income $17,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 1.09%
Households 2.12% 1.19%
Families 3.25% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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, 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 # 260 58th
Population Density1 # 230 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 65 90th
Median Household Income # 441 29th
Per Capita Income # 378 40th

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