Buena Vista, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 2,096 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.0%
Males: 1,142  (54.5%)
Females: 954  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31803.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,877 (it was $17,672 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$34,877
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,452 (it was $11,406 in 2000)

Buena Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,552 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$92,552
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $137,622; detached houses: $154,909; mobile homes: $40,144

Median gross rent in 2017: $457.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.8%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.2% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Buena Vista, GA (2010)
    • 1,41565.1%Black alone
    • 36816.9%Hispanic
    • 34615.9%White alone
    • 241.1%Two or more races
    • 120.6%American Indian alone
    • 80.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Georgia as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buena Vista is 95 to 1.


Crime rates in Buena Vista by year

Type

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
2
(122.0)
4
(252.5)
2
(90.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(175.3)
12
(732.2)
14
(883.8)
1
(45.4)
4
(184.2)
8
(365.6)
3
(136.0)
5
(234.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(818.2)
29
(1,769)
13
(820.7)
18
(817.4)
18
(828.7)
18
(822.7)
15
(680.0)
7
(328.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
N/A52
(3,173)
46
(2,904)
48
(2,180)
56
(2,578)
55
(2,514)
29
(1,315)
33
(1,548)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(116.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(126.3)
1
(45.4)
2
(92.1)
2
(91.4)
2
(90.7)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
N/A0
(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)294.6433.8436.2275.2205.3238.6134.6131.8

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (7.8%), English (2.9%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 646 people per square mile   (low).

Buena Vista, Georgia map

118 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

5.7%
Georgia:

10.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Buena Vista city:

1.1% ($483)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

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

Distribution of median household income in Buena Vista, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buena Vista, GA in 2017
Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in Buena Vista, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (29.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (30.5%)
  • Wood products (8.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (28.1%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Buena Vista, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (14.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (15.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Food processing workers (13.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)

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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buena Vista topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buena Vista:

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

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:

  • MARION COUNTY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1 EAGLE DR, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Buena Vista:

  • L. K. MOSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1707 PINEVILLE RD, Grades: PK-5)

Points of interest:

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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

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).

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista:

Marital status in Buena Vista, GA
  • Never married: 46.2%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Georgia average:

12.2

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,70412
Black Protestant6115
Mainline Protestant4675
Catholic1871
Other15-
None5,758-
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: 2
Marion County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

12.1%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

14.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buena Vista:

46.1%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.3%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Buena Vista:

12.7%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Buena Vista:

6.7
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.5%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buena Vista, GA 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
Other Government Administration 9$17,181$22,9080$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$40,168$96,4030$0
Streets and Highways 3$18,317$73,2680$0
Electric Power 2$9,017$54,1020$0
Sewerage 1$5,896$70,7520$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,686$44,2322$4,197
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,352
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$4,322
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$94,265$53,8666$9,871

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $387,000 ($184.64)
    Police Protection: $309,000 ($147.42)
    Sewerage: $258,000 ($123.09)
    Central Staff Services: $231,000 ($110.21)
    Regular Highways: $178,000 ($84.92)
    Public Welfare - Other: $172,000 ($82.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $169,000 ($80.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($33.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($18.61)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($11.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($5.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $58,000 ($27.67)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($20.52)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($16.22)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($10.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $557,000 ($265.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($23.38)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $239,000 ($114.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($67.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($6.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($17.65)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($17.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $189,000 ($90.17)
    General Local Government Support: $189,000 ($90.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $105,000 ($50.10)
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000 ($30.53)
    Royalties: $18,000 ($8.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $358,000 ($170.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000 ($36.26)
  • Tax - Property: $465,000 ($221.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $162,000 ($77.29)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $102,000 ($48.66)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $41,000 ($19.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($9.06)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.91)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,103,000 ($526.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,015,000 ($484.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000 ($41.98)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,026,000 ($489.50)

6.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Georgia average:

9.49%

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 Muscogee County, GA  1.70% ($34,436 average AGI)
Businesses in Buena Vista, GA
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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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

  • Buena Vista, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents28
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count18612
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents28356
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5090
  • Fatalities20715
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents46481
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2103
See more detailed statistics of Buena Vista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.0mTotal length
  • $122,000Total costs
  • 11,600Total average daily traffic
  • 494Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,400Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buena Vista, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buena Vista, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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... (+15 more), 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:

3
  • 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:
  • BUENAVISTA, Industrial Rd Land Lots 109 & 84 4th Land Dist (Lat: 32.327833 Lon: -84.522083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 71.6 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQZH957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 05/23/2017, Expiration Date: 05/23/2027, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:
  • Buena Vista, Along C Of Ga Rr Tracks (Lat: 32.315972 Lon: -84.514361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 68.8 m, Overall height: 69.8 m, Call Sign: KRA21,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 09/10/2021, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buena Vista)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: FORSTER GEORGE J JR SKY RAIDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 90GF , Serial Number: 90, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 02/01/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley E Powell, 1113 Harper Wells Rd, Buena Vista, GA 31803

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2007, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Buena Vista, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.1%), and Structure Fires (41.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buena Vista, GA
    • 16244.1%Outside Fires
    • 15241.4%Structure Fires
    • 4813.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buena Vista, GA
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 38.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buena Vista, GA
  • 62.2%Electricity
  • 33.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Utility gas


Buena Vista compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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