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Buena Vista, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Buena Vista had a population of 2,357 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Vista: Pea Ridge.

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


Total Population 2,357
Daytime Population: Workers 1,032
Daytime Population: Residents 1,498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 2,300
Population in Familes 1,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 732
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $33,451
Average Household Income $51,550
Per Capita Income $21,098


Total Housing Units 1,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $98,958
Average Home Value $157,437


Total Households 893
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 573
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 1.13% 0.9%
Households 1.12% 0.92%
Families 1.95% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Buena Vista, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 262 58th
Population Density # 231 63rd
Diversity Index # 45 93rd
Median Household Income # 456 27th
Per Capita Income # 279 56th

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