Buena Vista, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 6,603 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 3,013  (45.6%)
Females: 3,590  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24416.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,880 (it was $32,410 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$35,880
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,261 (it was $16,377 in 2000)

Buena Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,324 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$116,324
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $664.

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  • Races in Buena Vista, VA (2010)

    Buena Vista races chart
    • 5,98290.0%White alone
    • 3455.2%Black alone
    • 1081.6%Two or more races
    • 1031.5%Hispanic
    • 711.1%American Indian alone
    • 290.4%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (26.8%), English (14.9%), Irish (10.9%), German (9.9%), French (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 967 people per square mile   (low).

Buena Vista,VA real estate house value index trend

Buena Vista, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista city:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Virginia as of September 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Buena Vista to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,125 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,002 (1.0%)

Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $75,000

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: -480 (-7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 851 (28.8%)

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 2013
Murders 000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.014.8
Rapes 122103
per 100,000 15.331.331.015.40.044.5
Robberies 000020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.030.70.0
Assaults 15195375
per 100,000 229.3297.877.446.3107.574.1
Burglaries 640011
per 100,000 91.762.70.00.015.414.8
Thefts 615767519956
per 100,000 932.4893.41,037.8787.61,521.0830.0
Auto thefts 422121
per 100,000 61.131.331.015.430.714.8
Arson 001021
per 100,000 0.00.015.50.030.714.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.3) 112.9134.789.257.5100.6122.2

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Crime rate in Buena Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (37%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Buena Vista, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buena Vista-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 67% 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 near Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 149.4 miles away from Buena Vista 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 8, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buena Vista topographic map

Birthplace of: Gary Jennings - Novelist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Buena Vista:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • CARILION STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • ROCKBRIDGE AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)

College/University in Buena Vista:

  • Southern Virginia University (Full-time enrollment: 689; Location: One University Hill Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.svu.edu)

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

  • Lynchburg College (about 25 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 28 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 29 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 45 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • American National University (about 48 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 48 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Roanoke College (about 49 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public high school in Buena Vista:

Public elementary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

See full list of schools located in Buena Vista

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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
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, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.9
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,38619
Mainline Protestant3,11525
Other782
None15,728-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buena Vista:

56.1%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.6%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Buena Vista:

17.5%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

62.9%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Buena Vista:

79.0%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buena Vista, VA 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
Financial Administration 11$41,265$45,0160$0
Other Government Administration 11$21,340$23,2801$1,269
Judicial and Legal 8$34,866$52,2997$5,659
Police Protection - Officers 16$51,121$38,3410$0
Streets and Highways 9$27,417$36,5563$4,170
Solid Waste Management 5$11,406$27,3741$1,481
Sewerage 7$22,953$39,3480$0
Parks and Recreation 5$19,543$46,90312$7,885
Water Supply 7$17,311$29,6760$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 119$413,041$41,65171$33,047
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 67$190,275$34,07934$54,066
Other and Unallocable 3$7,161$28,6440$0
Totals for Government 268$857,699$38,404129$107,577

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,379,000 ($208.84)
    Sewerage: $695,000 ($105.26)
    Water Utilities: $642,000 ($97.23)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $10,360,000 ($1568.98)
    Police Protection: $1,068,000 ($161.74)
    Regular Highways: $765,000 ($115.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000 ($84.36)
    Financial Administration: $553,000 ($83.75)
    Sewerage: $509,000 ($77.09)
    Water Utilities: $470,000 ($71.18)
    Welfare - Other: $423,000 ($64.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $278,000 ($42.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($39.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $244,000 ($36.95)
    General Public Buildings: $178,000 ($26.96)
    General - Other: $128,000 ($19.39)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($19.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $114,000 ($17.26)
    Fire Protection: $107,000 ($16.20)
    Health Services - Other: $78,000 ($11.81)
    Corrections - Other: $74,000 ($11.21)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($10.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $224,000 ($33.92)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $49,000 ($7.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $502,000 ($76.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $478,000 ($72.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,540,000 ($1899.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($5.91)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $764,000 ($115.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $528,000 ($79.96)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $216,000 ($32.71)
    All Other: $40,000 ($6.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($4.24)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $18,000 ($2.73)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $602,000 ($91.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $555,000 ($84.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,167,000 ($328.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $368,000 ($55.73)
    Interest Earnings: $192,000 ($29.08)
    Property Sale Other: $18,000 ($2.73)
    Rents: $7,000 ($1.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $705,000 ($106.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,579,000 ($844.92)
    All Other: $1,055,000 ($159.78)
    Highways: $768,000 ($116.31)
    General Support: $692,000 ($104.80)
    Public Welfare: $188,000 ($28.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $100,000 ($15.14)
  • Tax - Property: $3,284,000 ($497.35)
    Total General Sales: $602,000 ($91.17)
    Public Utilities: $473,000 ($71.63)
    NEC: $326,000 ($49.37)
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000 ($15.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $553,000 ($83.75)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,734,000 ($565.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000,000 ($302.89)
    Other NEC: $53,000 ($8.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,530,000 ($534.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,915,000 ($290.02)
    Water Utilities: $531,000 ($80.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $257,000 ($38.92)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $85,000 ($12.87)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($3.33)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,829,000 ($277.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,952,000 ($749.96)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buena Vista city, VA  0.86% ($25,014 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.62% ($26,039)
from Lexington city, VA  0.45% ($37,216)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buena Vista city, VA  0.94% ($31,260 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.52% ($33,535)
to Lexington city, VA  0.41% ($27,118)

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.)
Buena Vista fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 70m230ftTotal length
  • $3,584,000Total costs
  • 104,080Total average daily traffic
  • 3,345Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 61930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 81970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Buena Vista, VA

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:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Buena Vista, VA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2015, Certifier: Mark HorinkoRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2015, Certifier: Mark HorinkoRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • BUENA VISTA, 3405 Woodbine Ave. (Lat: 37.749611 Lon: -79.343361), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQUT585
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/07/2014, Expiration Date: 10/07/2024, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • LEXINGTON CITY, 1305c Enfield Rd (Lat: 37.789028 Lon: -79.488028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQVE303
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 01/14/2015, Expiration Date: 01/14/2025, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NFSM, Top Of Brady Mountain Rd (Lat: 37.667194 Lon: -79.430861), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQXJ379, Licensee ID: L00103725
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 10895.0 MHz... (+15 more)Grant Date: 03/22/2016, Expiration Date: 03/22/2026, Certifier: Scott BedellRegistrant: Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center, 306 Park Ave Ste A, Buena Vista, VA 24416, Phone: (540) 261-9300, Fax: (540) 261-9303
  • NEW ECC, 100-198 Baner Ln (Lat: 37.743917 Lon: -79.375889), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQXJ650, Licensee ID: L00103725
    Assigned Frequencies: 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2016, Expiration Date: 03/24/2026, Certifier: Scott BedellRegistrant: Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center, 306 Park Ave Ste A, Buena Vista, VA 24416, Phone: (540) 261-9300, Fax: (540) 261-9303

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5154Z , Serial Number: 22-8804, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Gary W Chittum, 6 Chip Ln, Buena Vista, VA 24416

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

BUENA VISTA, CITY OF (Population served: 6,650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
Businesses in Buena Vista, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hardee's1
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1True Value1
Circle K1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS1
FedEx1

Buena Vista compared to Virginia state average:

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

Buena Vista on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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