Buena Vista, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 2,736 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.6%
Males: 1,392  (50.9%)
Females: 1,344  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81211.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,957 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$41,957
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,583 (it was $16,920 in 2000)

Buena Vista town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $203,946 (it was $121,900 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$203,946
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $220,248; Detached houses: $224,512; Mobile homes: $56,559

Median gross rent in 2013: $813.

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  • Races in Buena Vista, CO (2010)

    Buena Vista races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.7%), Irish (18.6%), English (9.8%), Swedish (5.4%), Italian (4.7%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7955 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 796 people per square mile   (low).

Buena Vista,CO real estate house value index trend

Buena Vista, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

59 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.3% Oceania, 0.2% Latin America).

This town:

2.2%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Colorado as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buena Vista to the number of sex offenders is 666 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $774 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $770 (0.4%)

Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS

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

Buena Vista household income distribution Buena Vista home values distribution

Crime rates in Buena Vista by Year
Type 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.047.50.00.00.0
Robberies 10000000000
per 100,000 44.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 06302010000
per 100,000 0.0271.1135.50.093.10.047.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 78531721000
per 100,000 310.6361.5225.8135.446.5329.994.047.50.00.00.0
Thefts 568921311913231114
per 100,000 2,484.54,021.7948.5135.4511.9424.1611.21,091.6413.137.4149.4
Auto thefts 32000010001
per 100,000 133.190.40.00.00.00.047.00.00.00.037.3
Arson 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.2) 137.7235.076.714.140.238.041.980.615.71.48.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Buena Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Colorado average:

2.28

Buena Vista tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +415 (+23.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Buena Vista: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Buena Vista, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Buena Vista, Colorado average temperatures Buena Vista, Colorado average precipitation Buena Vista, Colorado humidity Buena Vista, Colorado wind speed Buena Vista, Colorado snowfall Buena Vista, Colorado sunshine Buena Vista, Colorado clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 the city 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 (12).
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 school in Buena Vista:

  • DARREN PATTERSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 169; Location: 518 S SAN JUAN AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

See full list of schools located in Buena Vista, School District: BUENA VISTA R-31

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)

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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 USHighway 24/285), Great Western Sumac Lodge (428 USHighway 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 USHighway 24 North), Alpine Lodge (12845 USHighway 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 82.6. This is about average.

City:

82.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 51.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

51.2
U.S.:

32.0

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.9%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Buena Vista, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Buena Vista compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.

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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buena Vista, Colorado:

  • Best Western Vista Inn, 733 Hwy 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211 , Phone: (719) 395-8009, Fax: (719) 395-6025
  • Super 8 Motel, 530 N U S Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211 , Phone: (719) 395-8888, Fax: (719) 395-4090
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buena Vista, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Colorado average:

11.4

Buena Vista travel time to work - commute Buena Vista mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Chaffee County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

20.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chaffee County:

15.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.8%
State:

9.6%
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
Financial Administration 1$5,960$71,5202$3,695
Other Government Administration 4$19,268$57,8049$5,212
Judicial and Legal 1$2,458$29,4960$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,515$53,0304$3,292
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,517
Correction 2$6,545$39,2700$0
Streets and Highways 7$24,803$42,5192$5,411
Airports 1$3,328$39,9363$2,449
Parks and Recreation 1$3,724$44,6882$1,306
Water Supply 1$2,909$34,9080$0
Totals for Government 24$95,510$47,75525$22,882

8.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.60% ($37,436 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.54% ($26,514)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.35% ($30,870)


7.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fremont County, CO  0.62% ($35,375 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.49% ($38,313)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.36% ($31,130)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Buena Vista fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2000 07:05 PM, Arizona, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Nov 21, 1979 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $159,000Total costs
  • 3,148Total average daily traffic
  • 138Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,220Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Buena Vista

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Buena Vista, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Best Western1Super 81
Curves1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS3
Lane Furniture1

Buena Vista on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #17 (81211) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 (81211) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (81211) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries"
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