Buena Vista, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 2,806 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.8%
Males: 1,418  (50.6%)
Females: 1,388  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81211.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,956 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$50,956
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,571 (it was $16,920 in 2000)

Buena Vista town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $265,652 (it was $121,900 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$265,652
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $288,089; detached houses: $288,376; mobile homes: $99,993

Median gross rent in 2017: $931.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.2%
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  • Races in Buena Vista, CO (2010)
    • 2,42092.5%White alone
    • 1315.0%Hispanic
    • 321.2%Two or more races
    • 150.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.3%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Buena Vista detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Colorado as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buena Vista is 348 to 1.


Crime rates in Buena Vista by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(144.7)
1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(135.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(144.6)
2
(72.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(225.8)
3
(135.4)
1
(46.5)
7
(329.9)
2
(94.0)
1
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.3)
5
(180.9)
4
(143.4)
3
(106.6)
2
(70.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(948.5)
3
(135.4)
11
(511.9)
9
(424.1)
13
(611.2)
23
(1,092)
11
(413.1)
1
(37.4)
4
(149.4)
30
(1,084)
46
(1,664)
61
(2,186)
37
(1,314)
35
(1,232)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.3)
3
(108.4)
2
(72.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.0)
3
(105.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)80.814.942.340.144.285.016.51.59.086.0215.3126.272.862.6

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City-data.com crime index in Buena Vista, CO

Crime rate in Buena Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (16.8%), American (11.6%), English (11.5%), Irish (11.0%), Swedish (5.9%), Scottish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7955 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 816 people per square mile   (low).

Buena Vista, Colorado map

18 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $962 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $824 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (72.3 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (494.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Johnson Village, CO (1.6 miles ),
Maysville, CO (4.6 miles),
Smeltertown, CO (4.6 miles),
Garfield, CO (4.7 miles),
Salida, CO (4.7 miles ),
Poncha Springs, CO (4.8 miles ),
Lake George, CO (5.0 miles ),
Pitkin, CO (5.1 miles)

Latitude: 38.84 N, Longitude: 106.13 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Buena Vista, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buena Vista, CO in 2017
Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS

Buena Vista tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +415 (+23.3%).
Most common industries in Buena Vista, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (24.4%)
  • Construction (21.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Utilities (3.4%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.9%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Buena Vista, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (13.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)

Average climate in Buena Vista, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Buena Vista, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 46.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

46.1
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Buena Vista-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 537.4 miles away from Buena Vista center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.8 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 615.5 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 399.4 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chaffee County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buena Vista topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buena Vista:

  • PREMIER HOME CARE INC (301 STATE HIGHWAY 24 NORTH)

Airports located in Buena Vista:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buena Vista:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 48 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 68 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 71 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 71 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Colorado College (about 71 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 72 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 73 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)

Public high schools in Buena Vista:

Private high schools in Buena Vista:

  • DARREN PATTERSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 109, Location: 518 S SAN JUAN AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE LINK SCHOOL (Students: 15, Location: 18885 COUNTY ROAD 367, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

See full list of schools located in Buena Vista

Library in Buena Vista:

  • NORTHERN CHAFFEE COUNTY LIB DIST/BUENA VISTA (Operating income: $486,938; Location: 131 LINDERMAN AVENUE; 20,075 books; 2,107 audio materials; 3,259 video materials; 29 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 107 print serial subscriptions; 31 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buena Vista: Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 1 (A), Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 15 (B), Buena Vista Fire Department (C), Chaffee County Sheriff's Office Buena Vista (D), Buena Vista Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Buena Vista Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mount Olivet Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Buena Vista Heritage (Museums; 511 West Main Street), Charlotte Hot Springs Resort (Recreation Areas; 19256 County Road 343), Cottonwood Hotsprings Inn (Recreation Areas; 18999 County Road 306), Jump Steady (Recreation Areas; 18999 County Road 306), Morning Star Retreat (Recreation Areas; 18999 County Road 306), Morning Sun Retreat (Recreation Areas; 18999 County Road 306), Sweet Shot Indoor Golf & Fun Center (522 Antero Circle), Arkansas Valley Adventure (Recreational Trips & Guides; 40671 Highway 24 North), Arkansasvalleychamberof Commerce (Tours & Charters; 18650 Ponderosa Lane).

Hotels: A Bed On the Arkansas (12753 US Highway 24/285), Great Western Sumac Lodge (428 US Highway 24 South), Best Western Vista Inn (733 U South Highway 24 North), Cottonwood Hotsprings Inn (18999 County Road 306), Forest Creek Cabins (29155 County Road 330), Adobe Inn (303 US Highway 24 North), Alpine Lodge (12845 US Highway 24/285), Jump Steady (18999 County Road 306), Lakeside Motel (112 West Lake).

Court: Police - Business Office (123 Linderman Avenue).

Chaffee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buena Vista and their reported violations in the past:

BUENA VISTA TOWN OF (Population served: 2,810, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2009)
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
BUENA VISTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 1,700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-11-2007 to APR-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 32 regular monitoring violations
NOAHS ARK WHITEWATER RAFTING (Population served: 506, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
GAME TRAIL ASSOCIATION INC (Population served: 430, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2007)
  • 27 regular monitoring violations
YOUNG LIFE TRAIL WEST LODGE (Population served: 283, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SNOWY PEAKS RV AND RENTALS (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SPRING CANYON CAMP AND CC (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-18-2007 to APR-11-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-18-2007 to APR-11-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-18-2007 to APR-11-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MT PRINCETON RV PARK AND CABINS (Population served: 106, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2009)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buena Vista that have no violations reported:

  • WILDERNESS AWARE RAFTING (Population served: 105, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VALLEY MP (Population served: 97, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS RANCH YOUNG LIFE (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER RUNNERS OF NATHROP (Population served: 81, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Buena Vista (2011 data):

  • Collegiate Peaks Bank: at 105 Centennial Plaza, branch established on 1987/03/18. Info updated 2007/02/09: Bank assets: $217.9 mil, Deposits: $180.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Columbine Capital Corp.
  • High Country Bank: Buena Vista Branch at 516 Hwy 24 North, branch established on 1996/10/01. Info updated 2009/04/08: Bank assets: $181.4 mil, Deposits: $158.6 mil, headquarters in Salida, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: High Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Buena Vista Branch at 520 Highway 24 South, branch established on 2006/01/03. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Colorado East Bank & Trust: Buena Vista Branch at 725 Highway 24 North, branch established on 1997/06/09. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $798.2 mil, Deposits: $704.8 mil, headquarters in Lamar, CO, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Coloeast Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista:

Marital status in Buena Vista, CO
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buena Vista
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buena Vista, CO (based on Chaffee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29021
Catholic2,0242
Mainline Protestant1,0248
Other4465
None10,025-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Chaffee County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Chaffee County:

11.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Chaffee County:

20.92 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chaffee County:

5.2%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chaffee County:

15.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.8%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buena Vista:

51.8%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buena Vista:

49.3%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Buena Vista:

28.8
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Buena Vista:

21.0%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Buena Vista:

6.9
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Buena Vista:

35.8%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Buena Vista:

58.2%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.0%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buena Vista, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7$24,803$42,5192$5,411
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,515$53,0304$3,292
Other Government Administration 4$19,268$57,8049$5,212
Correction 2$6,545$39,2700$0
Water Supply 1$2,909$34,9080$0
Airports 1$3,328$39,9363$2,449
Financial Administration 1$5,960$71,5202$3,695
Judicial and Legal 1$2,458$29,4960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,724$44,6882$1,306
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,517
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 24$95,510$47,75525$22,882

Buena Vista government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $250,000 ($89.09)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $644,000 ($229.51)
    Water Utilities: $480,000 ($171.06)
    Regular Highways: $472,000 ($168.21)
    Air Transportation: $405,000 ($144.33)
    Central Staff Services: $388,000 ($138.28)
    General - Other: $278,000 ($99.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000 ($79.47)
    Financial Administration: $120,000 ($42.77)
    Public Welfare - Other: $94,000 ($33.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($27.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000 ($21.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000 ($15.68)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($8.55)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $259,000 ($92.30)
    Benefit Payments: $109,000 ($38.85)
    Corporate Bonds: $70,000 ($24.95)
    Withdrawals: $12,000 ($4.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $162,000 ($57.73)
    Water Utilities: $159,000 ($56.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($40.27)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($8.91)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($4.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.43)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,610,000 ($573.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($9.62)

Buena Vista government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $375,000 ($133.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($11.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($3.92)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.71)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $83,000 ($29.58)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $52,000 ($18.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $261,000 ($93.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($1.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $387,000 ($137.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($7.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($6.41)
    General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($5.70)
    Rents: $10,000 ($3.56)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($2.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $862,000 ($307.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $312,000 ($111.19)
    Highways: $116,000 ($41.34)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,046,000 ($729.15)
    Property: $334,000 ($119.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $61,000 ($21.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $26,000 ($9.27)
    Other License: $25,000 ($8.91)
    Severance: $15,000 ($5.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $14,000 ($4.99)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $10,000 ($3.56)

Buena Vista government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000 ($216.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000 ($192.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,000 ($23.52)

Buena Vista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $66,000 ($23.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,984,000 ($1063.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $985,000 ($351.03)

10.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from El Paso County, CO  0.66% ($50,260 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.57% ($86,628)
from Fremont County, CO  0.51% ($34,795)


7.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fremont County, CO  0.63% ($41,043 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.44% ($65,875)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($78,000)
Businesses in Buena Vista, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Best Western1Super 81
Curves1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS3
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • KDMN (1450 AM; 0 kW; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KVRH (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALIDA, CO; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K205CM (88.9 FM; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K210AY (89.9 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)

TV broadcast stations around Buena Vista:

  • K02JH (Channel 2; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K11KU (Channel 11; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K04JD (Channel 4; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K06HF (Channel 6; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K13LD (Channel 13; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
Buena Vista fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Buena Vista fatal accident list:

Jun 28, 2012 04:45 PM, Cr-319, Cr-Steele Dr, Lat: 38.826186, Lon: -106.127833, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 14, 2000 07:05 PM, Arizona, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 1979 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.8mTotal length
  • $236,000Total costs
  • 20,607Total average daily traffic
  • 952Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,821Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buena Vista, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buena Vista, CO

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of fire incidents - 44 took place in 2009, and the least - 6 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Buena Vista, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.0%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buena Vista, CO
    • 21548.0%Outside Fires
    • 14933.3%Structure Fires
    • 449.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 408.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buena Vista, CO
Most common first names in Buena Vista, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3073.3 years
Robert2868.7 years
Mary2583.2 years
William2374.7 years
Dorothy1878.5 years
Charles1874.1 years
James1768.0 years
Helen1580.9 years
Ruth1579.3 years
Frank1580.1 years
Most common last names in Buena Vista, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1473.3 years
Johnson1277.3 years
Morgan872.1 years
Pierce867.5 years
King766.9 years
Miller780.4 years
Turner775.0 years
Martin682.0 years
Poplin668.3 years
Williams681.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buena Vista, CO
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 7.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buena Vista, CO
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood


Buena Vista compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Buena Vista on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Ralph K. Cordonnier (2)
  • Alex H. Diamond (2)
  • Corwin J. Bryant (1)
  • Steven R. Wilson (1)
  • Robert Dunn (1)
  • Robet Schumann (1)
  • Tereasa Walker (1)
  • Mark Swarny (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2020.