Buena Vista, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,869. Population change since 2000: +18.7%
Males: 978  (52.3%)
Females: 891  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54467.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,992 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$56,992
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,939 (it was $17,411 in 2000)

Buena Vista town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $136,685 (it was $83,400 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$136,685
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $170,581; Detached houses: $179,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,410; In 2-unit structures: $193,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,889; Mobile homes: $38,973; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,898
  • Races in Buena Vista, WI (2010)

    Buena Vista races chart
    • 1,78495.5%White alone
    • 482.6%Hispanic
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 100.5%American Indian alone
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buena Vista: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (11.6%), English (9.8%), United States (7.6%), French (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 41.1 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Buena Vista,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista town:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Buena Vista town:  1.5% ($1,265)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Buena Vista satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (45.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (164.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sextonville, WI (1.4 miles ), Gotham, WI (1.6 miles) , Ithaca, WI (2.3 miles ), Orion, WI (2.3 miles ), Avoca, WI (2.4 miles ), Lone Rock, WI (2.4 miles ), Richland Center, WI (2.9 miles ), Clyde, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 90.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Buena Vista, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buena Vista-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Buena Vista town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buena Vista-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 354.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.4 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 330.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 353.8 miles away from Buena Vista center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 386.9 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 Richland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buena Vista topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buena Vista:

  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)
  • GREENWAY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPRING GREEN, WI)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 38 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 45 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 49 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Viterbo University (about 62 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

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Notable locations in Buena Vista: Bear Valley Dairy Farm (A), Burr Oak Stock and Dairy Farm (B), Durst Stock Farm (C), Edgewood Farm (D), Evergreen Stock and Dairy Farm (E), Greenhecks Homestead (F), Hickory Grove Farm (G), Lindencroft Stock and Dairy Farm (H), Sunnyside Farm (I), Willow Springs Farm (J), Atwood Stock, Dairy and Grain Farm (K), Butternut Lane Farm (L), Evergreen Farm (M), Lake Labelle Farm (N), Lees Dairy Farm (O), Locust Corners Farm (P), Lone Rock Stock and Grain Farm (Q), Maplewood Farm (R), Mayflower Dairy Farm (S), Moss Creek Stock Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buena Vista include: Gotham United Methodist Church (A), Brown Church (B), Saint Killian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bear Valley Cemetery (1), Saint Killian Cemetery (2), Sextonville Cemetery (3), Button Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Willow Creek (B), Pine River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buena Vista include: Bear Creek Sedge Meadow State Natural Area (1), Gotham Jack Pine Barrens State Natural Area (2), Smith Slough and Sand Prairie State Natural Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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 town (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,70614
Catholic2,3304
Evangelical Protestant1,43516
Other652
None11,485-
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: 4
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Richland County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Sauk County, WI  0.91% ($31,656 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.67% ($22,422)
from Vernon County, WI  0.57% ($29,842)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Sauk County, WI  0.99% ($29,881 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.77% ($32,173)
to Vernon County, WI  0.58% ($32,359)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buena Vista:

  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Buena Vista:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 56m184ftTotal length
  • $3,435,000Total costs
  • 26,180Total average daily traffic
  • 1,747Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,207Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 101990-1999
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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Buena Vista compared to Wisconsin state average:

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