For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:
For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista town:
41 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $798 (0.4%)
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
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Buena Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Buena Vista tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: +415 (+23.3%).
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-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Buena Vista town center .
On 6/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 60.2 miles away from the town center .
Earthquake activity:Buena Vista-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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).
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Private high school in Buena Vista:
See full list of schools located in Buena Vista, School District: BUENA VISTA R-31
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Library in Buena Vista:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Buena Vista and their reported violations in the past:BUENA VISTA TOWN OF (Population served: 3120, Surface_water):
Past health violations:BUENA VISTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 1700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:NOAHS ARK WHITEWATER RAFTING (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:GAME TRAIL ASSOCIATION INC (Address: 517 US HWY 24 SOUTH , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:YOUNG LIFE TRAIL WEST LODGE (Address: 18800 TRAIL WEST DR , Population served: 283, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WILDERNESS RANCH YOUNG LIFE (Population served: 252, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:MOUNT PRINCETON MHP AND RVP (Address: 30380 CR 383 , Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:SNOWY PEAKS RV AND RENTALS (Address: 30430 N Hwy 24 , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Buena Vista that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Buena Vista compared to Colorado state average:
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Religion statistics for Buena Vista town (based on Chaffee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.07%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
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10.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,160 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,391 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Buena Vista fatal accident list:
Apr 14, 2000 07:05 PM, Arizona, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Nov 21, 1979 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $159,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,148
Total average daily truck traffic: 138
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,220
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buena Vista)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Buena Vista, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buena Vista)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Buena Vista)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buena Vista, CO
Buena Vista on our top lists:
Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.