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Population in 2012: 6,707 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 

Males: 3,095  (46.2%)
Females: 3,612  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24416.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,851 (it was $32,410 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$34,851
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,552

Buena Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,329 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$115,329
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,322; Detached houses: $146,370; Townhouses or other attached units: $71,575; In 2-unit structures: $62,628; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,038; Mobile homes: $34,775

Median gross rent in 2012: $640.

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  • White alone - 6,012 (90.0%)
  • Black alone - 535 (8.0%)
  • Hispanic - 65 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (25.1%), English (14.5%), Irish (10.7%), German (9.1%), French (3.4%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 982 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

40 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Virginia as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Buena Vista to the number of sex offenders is 279 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,151 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $769 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (24.8 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (117.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (275.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Lexington, VA (2.4 miles ), Lexington, VA (2.5 miles ), Glasgow, VA (3.0 miles ), Big Island, VA (3.7 miles ), Goshen, VA (4.4 miles ), Amherst, VA (4.4 miles ), Greenville, VA (4.7 miles ), Buchanan, VA (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 79.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -818 (-12.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,259 (40.4%)

Area code: 540

Buena Vista household income distribution Buena Vista home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Buena Vista by Year
Type 2002 2003 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 12210
per 100,000 15.331.331.015.40.0
Robberies 00002
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.030.7
Assaults 1519537
per 100,000 229.3297.877.446.3107.5
Burglaries 64001
per 100,000 91.762.70.00.015.4
Thefts 6157675199
per 100,000 932.4893.41037.8787.61521.0
Auto thefts 42212
per 100,000 61.131.331.015.430.7
Arson 00102
per 100,000 0.00.015.50.030.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.5) 113.1134.989.357.6100.8

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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: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Virginia average:

2.27

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Buena Vista, Virginia accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Buena Vista-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the Buena Vista city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 45.7 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buena Vista-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockbridge County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Gary Jennings - Novelist.


Hospital/medical center in Buena Vista:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-SHENANDOAH VALLEY (Nursing Home, 3737 CATALPA AVE, PO BOX 711)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Buena Vista:

  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSP HM HLTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL LEXINGTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; EAST LEXINGTON, VA)
  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Buena Vista, VA

Local government website: www.buenavistavirginia.org

College/University in Buena Vista:

  • Southern Virginia University (Full-time enrollment: 617; Location: One University Hill Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.svu.edu)

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

  • Washington and Lee University (about 7 miles; Lexington, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,152)
  • Lynchburg College (about 25 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Liberty University (about 28 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)
  • National College-Salem (about 48 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 49 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 20,854)
  • James Madison University (about 56 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 17,462)

Public high school in Buena Vista:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Equus Communications is no longer the owner of local radio stations WREL AM and WREL FM. First Media Radio, LLC is the new owner of these radio stations. WREL FM is now WWZW FM Adult Comtemporary Music. We changed format and call letters in February 2005. The phone number for these stations is 540-463-2161.

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Notable locations in Buena Vista: Pedlar Work Center (A), Von Canon Library (B), Tucson House (C), Student Life Office Building (D), Robey Hall (E), President's House - Southern Virginia University (F), Nyman House (G), Landrum House (H), Lancelot House (I), Knight Sports Arena (J), Knight Guest House (K), Ferrel House (L), Fawson House (M), Craton Hall (N), Camelot House (O), Arthur House (P), Ann B Stoddard Living Center (Q), Admissions Building (R), Union Station (S), Shenandoah Valley Health Care Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buena Vista include: Blue Ridge Baptist Church (A), Buena Vista Baptist Church (B), Buena Vista Presbyterian Church (C), Christ Episcopal Church (D), Church of God (E), Church of God of Prophecy (F), Church of the Good Shepherd (G), First Apostolic Church of Buena Vista (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Chalk Run (A), Poplar Cove Run (B), Pedlar Gap Run (C), Lowry Run (D), Noels Run (E), Chalk Mine Run (F), Indian Gap Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buena Vista include: Laurel Park (1), Glen Maury Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Buena Vista Vistors Center (595 East 29th Street).

Hotels: Budget Inn (617 West 29th Street), Buena Vista Motel (447 East 29th Street), Green Forest Restaurant (447 East 29th Street).

Court: Buena Vista City - District Court (2039 Sycamore Avenue).

 
Rockbridge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Buena Vista and their reported violations in the past:

BUENA VISTA, CITY OF (Population served: 6400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-15-1999), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.9%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 100.0% 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)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buena Vista, VA

326 people in college/university student housing in 2010
74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
202 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
89 people in nursing homes in 2000

Buena Vista compared to Virginia state average:

Buena Vista, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Buena Vista (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: Buena Vista Branch at 2161 Sycamore Ave, branch established on 2008/10/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $511.2 mil, Deposits: $365.1 mil, headquarters in Staunton, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Buena Vista Branch at 1002 Magnolia Avenue, branch established on 1987/12/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • StellarOne Bank: Buena Vista Branch at 2101 Forest Avenue, branch established on 1987/01/12. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation

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:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents37.0%18.3%13.5%13.5%17.7%
Congregations29.3%15.5%8.6%24.1%22.4%
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: 5
Rockbridge County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Rockbridge County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Rockbridge County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockbridge County:

27.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

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
Financial Administration 9$20,495$27,3278$3,762
Other Government Administration 3$7,990$31,9607$3,425
Police Protection - Officers 26$67,076$30,9580$0
Water Supply 0$0 8$19,039
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 117$388,054$39,80037$16,291
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 66$178,764$32,50318$26,652
Other and Unallocable 26$49,189$22,7030$0
Totals for Government 247$711,568$34,57078$69,169

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,379,000 ($205.61)
    Sewerage: $695,000 ($103.62)
    Water Utilities: $642,000 ($95.72)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $10,360,000 ($1544.65)
    Police Protection: $1,068,000 ($159.24)
    Regular Highways: $765,000 ($114.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000 ($83.05)
    Financial Administration: $553,000 ($82.45)
    Sewerage: $509,000 ($75.89)
    Water Utilities: $470,000 ($70.08)
    Welfare - Other: $423,000 ($63.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $278,000 ($41.45)
    Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($39.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $244,000 ($36.38)
    General Public Buildings: $178,000 ($26.54)
    General - Other: $128,000 ($19.08)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($18.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $114,000 ($17.00)
    Fire Protection: $107,000 ($15.95)
    Health Services - Other: $78,000 ($11.63)
    Corrections - Other: $74,000 ($11.03)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($10.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $224,000 ($33.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $49,000 ($7.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $502,000 ($74.85)
    Housing & Community Development: $478,000 ($71.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,540,000 ($1869.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($5.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $764,000 ($113.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $528,000 ($78.72)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $216,000 ($32.21)
    All Other: $40,000 ($5.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($4.17)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $18,000 ($2.68)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $602,000 ($89.76)
    Housing & Community Development: $555,000 ($82.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,167,000 ($323.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $368,000 ($54.87)
    Interest Earnings: $192,000 ($28.63)
    Property Sale Other: $18,000 ($2.68)
    Rents: $7,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $705,000 ($105.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,579,000 ($831.82)
    All Other: $1,055,000 ($157.30)
    Highways: $768,000 ($114.51)
    General Support: $692,000 ($103.18)
    Public Welfare: $188,000 ($28.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $100,000 ($14.91)
  • Tax - Property: $3,284,000 ($489.64)
    Total General Sales: $602,000 ($89.76)
    Public Utilities: $473,000 ($70.52)
    NEC: $326,000 ($48.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000 ($15.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $553,000 ($82.45)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,734,000 ($556.73)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000,000 ($298.20)
    Other NEC: $53,000 ($7.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,530,000 ($526.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,915,000 ($285.52)
    Water Utilities: $531,000 ($79.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $257,000 ($38.32)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $85,000 ($12.67)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($3.28)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,829,000 ($272.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,952,000 ($738.33)

6.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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 Buena Vista city, VA  0.88% ($21,343 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.62% ($37,388)
from Lexington city, VA  0.35% ($36,893)


5.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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 Buena Vista city, VA  0.99% ($26,359 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.44% ($37,800)
to Lexington city, VA  0.37% ($32,517)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WREL (1450 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAMV (1420 AM; 2 kW; AMHERST, VA; Owner: COMMUNITY FIRST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buena Vista:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • W80AN (Channel 80; AMHERST, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Buena Vista, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

Buena Vista fatal accident list:

Jan 3, 1998 08:48 PM, Us-60w, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 26, 1984 07:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 7, 1984 01:13 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 2.8 Mi Nw (Lat: 37.762639 Lon: -79.391417), Call Sign: WPBU296, Licensee ID: L00103725
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/1998, Expiration Date: 03/09/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003
    Registrant: City Of Buena Vista, 2039 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416, Phone: (804) 674-2492
  • 160 Glen Maury Park Road (Lat: 37.735278 Lon: -79.365000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPDJ643
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/12/2015
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 060507, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Se Cor Of Hickory & 24th Sts (Lat: 37.734306 Lon: -79.339194), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNQR212
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.485 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2000, Expiration Date: 03/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2002
    Registrant: Dominion Resources Services, Inc., Ojrp - 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5906, Fax: (804) 771-4856, Email:
  • Lat: 37.748500 Lon: -79.376861, Call Sign: WPZP747
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.662 MHz, 457.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/2004, Expiration Date: 02/17/2014, Certifier: Jake Gunter
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 37.726056 Lon: -79.360472, Call Sign: WQBF371
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 452.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Benjamin Gover
    Registrant: Radio Communications Co Inc, Roanoke, VA 24017, Phone: (540) 342-8513, Fax: (540) 342-1250
  • Rockbridge County 911 - 306 Park Ave. Suite A, Buena Vista (Lat: 37.740889 Lon: -79.354361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WQKB472
    Assigned Frequencies: 170.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: Michael A Nelson
    Registrant: Virginia Department Of Emergency Management, 10501 Trade Court, Richmond, VA 23236-3371, Phone: (804) 674-2479, Fax: (804) 674-2419, Email:
  • 306 Park Ave (Lat: 37.741000 Lon: -79.354361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQLD415
    Assigned Frequencies: 4970.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2009, Expiration Date: 12/11/2019, Certifier: Steve Reese
    Registrant: Rockbridge Co. Dispatch Center, 306 Park Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416, Phone: (540) 261-9300, Fax: (540) 261-9309, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PARRY MCCLUE, 278 Hazel Ave (Lat: 37.719250 Lon: -79.359944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQCL342
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Certifier: Mark Horinko
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • PARRY MS, 2329 Chestnut Ave, Suite A (Lat: 37.736889 Lon: -79.351417), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQCL343
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Certifier: Mark Horinko
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ROSE ROBERT EIPPER MXL II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 104RR , Serial Number: 1042, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 292, Buena Vista, VA 24416


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 73
  • Hazardous Condition: 93
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Buena Vista


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buena Vista, VA

Most common first names in Buena Vista, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9571.0 years
William8971.5 years
Mary6477.7 years
John6175.1 years
Charles5369.2 years
Robert5071.3 years
Margaret4778.1 years
Virginia3079.6 years
George3075.4 years
Dorothy2875.3 years
Most common last names in Buena Vista, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Clark6971.7 years
Coleman4574.2 years
Chittum4375.0 years
Floyd3771.3 years
Huffman3774.4 years
Henson3676.6 years
Davis3574.4 years
Staton3276.2 years
Coffey3172.2 years
Smith2968.1 years
Businesses in Buena Vista, VA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1True Value1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
Hardee's1
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