Buena Vista, Georgia

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Population in 2012: 2,191 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.7%
Males: 1,117  (51.0%)
Females: 1,074  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31803.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,784 (it was $17,672 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$18,784
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,262 (it was $11,406 in 2000)

Buena Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,219 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$45,219
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $92,070; Detached houses: $98,375; Mobile homes: $77,557

Median gross rent in 2012: $348.

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Buena Vista races chart
  • Black alone - 1,415 (65.1%)
  • Hispanic - 368 (16.9%)
  • White alone - 346 (15.9%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.2%), United States (4.1%), English (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.8%), Irish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 675 people per square mile   (low).

Buena Vista,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista city:

  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

207 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America).

This city:  8.3%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Georgia as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buena Vista to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $728 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $813 (1.8%)

Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (27.5 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (99.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (667.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: North Buena Vista, GA (3.0 miles ), Ellaville, GA (3.6 miles ), Rupert, GA (3.8 miles ), Cusseta, GA (3.9 miles ), Fort Benning, GA (4.0 miles ), Preston, GA (4.2 miles ), Richland, GA (4.3 miles ), Geneva, GA (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 32.32 N, Longitude: 84.52 W

Area code: 229

Buena Vista household income distribution Buena Vista home values distribution

Crime rates in Buena Vista by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.045.40.0
Rapes 00010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.058.40.00.00.00.0
Robberies 40112420
per 100,000 234.70.058.958.4122.0252.590.80.0
Assaults 0103121414
per 100,000 0.057.50.0175.3732.2883.845.4184.2
Burglaries 4629161429131818
per 100,000 2699.51666.7942.3818.21769.4820.7817.4828.7
Thefts 645155N/A52464856
per 100,000 3755.92931.03239.1N/A3172.72904.02179.82578.3
Auto thefts 56120212
per 100,000 293.4344.858.9116.90.0126.345.492.1
Arson 00N/A1N/A000
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A58.4N/A0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.7) 450.8284.1226.8N/A451.5454.1286.5213.7

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 7 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Georgia average:

2.77
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (24%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Food processing workers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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

Average climate in Buena Vista, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buena Vista-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the Buena Vista city center killed 5 people and injured 75 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1954, a category F3 tornado 24.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buena Vista-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 438.6 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 242.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buena Vista topographic map

Birthplace of: Luther H. Story - Army Medal of Honor recipient, William Stanley West - Senator for Georgia, Brad Hogg (baseball) - Baseball player, Charles Jackson - College basketball player (Illinois Fighting Illini).

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Buena Vista: Luther H. Story.

Hospitals and medical centers in Buena Vista:

  • MARION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, HWY 41 NORTH BOX 197)
  • DAVITA BUENA VISTA (349 GENEVA ROAD)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR OF MARION COUNTY (349 GENEVA ROAD)
  • MARION MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (HIGHWAY 41 NORTH BOX 197)

Airports located in Buena Vista:

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

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 26 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Columbus State University (about 28 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 30 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 40 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 52 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Darton State College (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Gordon State College (about 55 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)

Public high school in Buena Vista:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

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Notable locations in Buena Vista: Marion County Courthouse (A), Buena Vista Fire and Rescue Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buena Vista include: Hall Chapel (A), Ramah Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Walker Williams Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BUENA VISTA (Population served: 1,771, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2000), St Intentional no-action (OCT-31-2001)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1998)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-31-2001)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-1998)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.3%
(35.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Buena Vista compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Buena Vista (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Buena Vista Branch at 103 North Broad Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Ameris Bank: Buena Vista Branch at 114 West 6th Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/15. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $3,003.2 mil, Deposits: $2,595.8 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Ameris Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buena Vista city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.11%
Here: 30.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristOther
Adherents63.6%26.5%4.8%1.6%3.5%
Congregations40.9%22.7%4.5%4.5%27.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Marion County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Marion County:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 8$13,187$19,7810$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$554
Police Protection - Officers 4$30,830$92,4900$0
Streets and Highways 3$14,059$56,2360$0
Sewerage 1$4,525$54,3000$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,771
Electric Power 2$6,921$41,5260$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,829$33,9481$1,720
Totals for Government 19$72,351$45,6953$4,045

Buena Vista government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($14.15)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($9.13)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $349,000 ($159.29)
    Regular Highways: $314,000 ($143.31)
    Water Utilities: $305,000 ($139.21)
    Sewerage: $203,000 ($92.65)
    Police Protection: $196,000 ($89.46)
    Fire Protection: $41,000 ($18.71)
    Corrections - Other: $41,000 ($18.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($10.50)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($3.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000 ($2.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($7.30)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($4.56)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($4.11)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($1.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $429,000 ($195.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($23.28)

Buena Vista government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $223,000 ($101.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($44.73)
    All Other: $6,000 ($2.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $57,000 ($26.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $157,000 ($71.66)
    All Other: $144,000 ($65.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($19.63)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($5.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $334,000 ($152.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($22.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000 ($7.30)
  • Tax - Property: $296,000 ($135.10)
    Public Utilities: $126,000 ($57.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $64,000 ($29.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $43,000 ($19.63)
    NEC: $13,000 ($5.93)

Buena Vista government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,171,000 ($534.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,138,000 ($519.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($15.06)

Buena Vista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $175,000 ($79.87)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $62,000 ($28.30)

7.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Georgia average:

10.98%

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:
from Muscogee County, GA  1.88% ($26,634 average AGI)
from Chattahoochee County, GA  0.51% ($16,636)
from Sumter County, GA  0.51% ($29,364)


7.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Georgia average:

9.55%

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:
to Muscogee County, GA  2.34% ($27,647 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAL (1460 AM; 4 kW; PHENIX CITY/COLUMBUS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WEAM-FM (100.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING INC., OF COLUMBUS)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buena Vista:

  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Buena Vista, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 155
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 258
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Buena Vista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 567
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,930

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buena Vista)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 324 South Broad Street (Lat: 32.306972 Lon: -84.520667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KIB793
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.285 MHz, 159.360 MHz, 159.390 MHz, 158.925 MHz, 154.280 MHz, 159.277 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 151.100 MHz, 151.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2013, Expiration Date: 07/30/2023
    Registrant: Gta Gfc Marion Unit, Macon, GA 31202-0819, Phone: (478) 751-3500, Email:
  • Hwy 26 3/4 Mi Sw (Lat: 32.301806 Lon: -84.526306), Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: KIH279, Licensee ID: L00011952
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.145 MHz, 159.285 MHz, 159.360 MHz, 159.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/29/1997, Expiration Date: 01/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2002
    Registrant: State Of Georgia, 200 Piedmont Ave Ste 1402 West, Atlanta, GA 30334-9010, Phone: (912) 744-3252
  • Nw Cor Of Broadway & 4th Ave (Lat: 32.318750 Lon: -84.518528), Call Sign: KKQ555
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.525 MHz, 456.125 MHz, 456.525 MHz, 456.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/1997, Expiration Date: 08/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2002
    Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005-3096, Phone: (202) 756-8281, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BUENA VISTA, East Of Intersection Of Sr 41 And Sr 26 (Lat: 32.311722 Lon: -84.494944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.7 m, Call Sign: WPQN522
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2000, Expiration Date: 06/14/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., One Allied Drive, B2f2-A, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193, Email:
  • STATION, Along C Of Ga Rr Tracks (Lat: 32.315972 Lon: -84.514361), Type: Tower, Overall height: 69.8 m, Call Sign: KRA21
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 09/10/2021
    Registrant: Central Of Georgia Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KD4SOY, Licensee ID: L00584809
    Grant Date: 08/13/2012, Expiration Date: 09/01/2022, Certifier: Nina R Colburn
    Registrant: Nina R Colburn, 1634 Ga Hwy 41 S, Buena Vista, GA 31803
  • Call Sign: KE4UOJ, Licensee ID: L01038580
    Grant Date: 07/08/2005, Expiration Date: 07/08/2015
    Registrant: Scott D Koning, 1616 Brady Road, Buena Vista, GA 31803
  • Call Sign: W4TMK
    Grant Date: 05/28/1997, Expiration Date: 05/28/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2009
    Registrant: Ross A Pinson, Rt 3 Box 159ab, Buena Vista, GA 31803
  • Call Sign: WA3ZEH, Licensee ID: L00584810
    Grant Date: 01/23/2012, Expiration Date: 04/07/2022, Certifier: Louis P Colburn Sr
    Registrant: Louis P Colburn Sr, 1634 Ga Hwy 41 S, Buena Vista, GA 31803
  • Call Sign: KJ4ZOP, Licensee ID: L01608187
    Grant Date: 12/14/2010, Expiration Date: 12/14/2020, Certifier: Dawn S Welch
    Registrant: Dawn S Welch, Buena Vista, GA 31803

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 707LA , Serial Number: TH-1685, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Wells Air Inc, 240 Cool Springs Rd, Buena Vista, GA 31803

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buena Vista, GA
Most common first names in Buena Vista, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4978.6 years
John4372.5 years
James4366.8 years
Willie4372.4 years
Annie3579.7 years
William3275.1 years
Henry2073.3 years
Robert2071.8 years
Charlie2071.5 years
Mattie1784.0 years
Most common last names in Buena Vista, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2971.0 years
Williams2872.5 years
Welch2681.0 years
Brown2675.4 years
Johnson2279.0 years
Jackson2076.2 years
Jones1976.4 years
Davis1776.2 years
Sales1674.9 years
Sampson1674.0 years
Businesses in Buena Vista, GA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
Subway1UPS1
True Value1

Buena Vista on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Thomas Edwards Fuller (1)
  • Curtis Harpe Pollock (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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