Buena Vista County, Iowa (IA)

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County population in 2012: 20,592 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 20,411 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,990
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,286
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,289
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,246 (it was 2,210 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buena Vista County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (45.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Buena Vista County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (22.7%)
  • Asian alone (5.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 10,142  (50.5%)
Females: 10,118  (49.5%)

Buena Vista County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Buena Vista County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,469 ($35,300 in 1999)

This county:

$46469
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$475
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,744 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$99,744
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,219 - $164,902
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $402

Institutionalized population: 268

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Buena Vista County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $160,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,335 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,285 (1.4%)

Buena Vista County household income distribution in 2009 Buena Vista County home values distribution Buena Vista County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.7% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 54.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.9%
Buena Vista County:

11.9%
Iowa:

12.7%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.9% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 54.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 82 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buena Vista County is $391 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.

Cities in this county include: Storm Lake, Alta, Newell, Sioux Rapids, Albert City, Lakeside, Marathon, Rembrandt, Linn Grove, Truesdale.

Buena Vista County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buena Vista County: Bluebird Access (A), Sulphur Springs (B), Sunrise Campgrounds (C), Stille Turkey Farm (D), West Scott (E), Peach (F), Racine (G), Crozier (H), Blain (I), Nagel Hog Farm (J), Kracht Farm (K), Storm Lake Wastewater Plant (L), Iowa State University Allee Experimental Farm (M), Little Sioux Country Club (N), Lake Creek Country Club (O), Log Cabin Museum (P), Coon Townhall (Q), Buena Vista County Home (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buena Vista County include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Elk Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Saint John's Lutheran Church (F), Saint John Church (G), Saint Johns Church of Christ Church (H), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Varina Cemetery (1), Maple Valley Cemetery (2), Lincoln Township Cemetery (3), Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (4), Cooke Cemetery (5), First M E Church Cemetery (6), Newell Catholic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Storm Lake (A), Pleasant Lake (B), Gustafson Lake (C), Pickerel Lake (D), Little Storm Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brooke Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), Soldier Creek (C), Poor Farm Creek (D), Outlet Creek (E), Powell Creek (F), Fox Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buena Vista County include: Buena Vista County Park (1), Storm Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2), Little Storm Lake Game Management Area (3), Marathon Poland Park (4), Sturchler Pit Area (5), Three Water Wildlife Area (6), South Cove Park (7), Leo Grau Wildlife Area (8), Bur Oak Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Casino Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Cherokee County , Clay County , Ida County , O'Brien County , Palo Alto County , Pocahontas County , Sac County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,449
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,541 (23% naturalized citizens)

Buena Vista County:

12.4%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 902
  • 1990 to 1994: 530
  • 1985 to 1989: 546
  • 1980 to 1984: 297
  • 1975 to 1979: 105
  • 1970 to 1974: 85
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1965 to 1969: 52

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.5%

Buena Vista County marital status for males Buena Vista County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Buena Vista County with a mortgage: 2,394 (168 second mortgage, 230 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,874

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buena Vista County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25323
Evangelical Protestant3,87821
Catholic3,1942
Other3382
None7,597-
Buena Vista County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buena Vista County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Buena Vista County:

Average size of farms: 414 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $257,862
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $259.62
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $193,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,771
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.90%
Corn for grain: 155329 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 144212 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Buena Vista County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 3379288.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buena Vista County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 208.7 miles away from Buena Vista County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 237.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Buena Vista County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Buena Vista County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • Laos (20%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buena Vista County (%):

  • German (37%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Danish (3%)

Buena Vista County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,958 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 1,158 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0%)
  • Walked: 748 (8%)
  • Other means: 74 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 640 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Buena Vista County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 942 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 297 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 45 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Buena Vista County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 730 people in college/university student housing
  • 215 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,819.

6.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($13,325 average AGI)
3.42% relocated from other states ($13,418 average AGI)
Buena Vista County:

3.42%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sac County, IA  0.32% ($37,760 average AGI)
from Pocahontas County, IA  0.31% ($27,000)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.26% ($31,800)
from Polk County, IA  0.22% ($21,059)
from Clay County, IA  0.20% ($23,000)
from Ida County, IA  0.18% ($18,000)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.14% ($23,091)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.95% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($17,739 average AGI)
3.70% relocated to other states ($12,554 average AGI)
Buena Vista County:

3.70%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cherokee County, IA  0.43% ($36,029 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($36,212)
to Polk County, IA  0.35% ($35,000)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.34% ($22,704)
to Sac County, IA  0.30% ($40,125)
to Crawford County, IA  0.29% ($27,478)
to Cook County, IL  0.19% ($15,933)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Buena Vista County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Buena Vista County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buena Vista County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,569 (3,289 aged, 280 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9198.250
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 208.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36222.46

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1454.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 918.070
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.93

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.96

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,246

Size of family households: 2,380 2-persons, 887 3-persons, 814 4-persons, 493 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 211 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,152 1-person, 283 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

3,858 married couples with children.
946 single-parent households (264 men, 682 women).

83.4% of residents of Buena Vista County speak English at home.
11.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $114,299,000 ($5671 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,832,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,094,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,322,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,282,000
Federal grants: $14,493,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,026,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,083,000 ($985,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,126,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,566,000
Federal Government insurance: $73,086,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,268
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 953
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +791
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,328
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buena Vista County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.79 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 82
  • 2000 to 2004: 398
  • 1990 to 1999: 966
  • 1980 to 1989: 427
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,109
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,070
  • 1950 to 1959: 881
  • 1940 to 1949: 665
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,618
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buena Vista County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 398
  • 5 rooms: 928
  • 6 rooms: 1,187
  • 7 rooms: 1,056
  • 8 rooms: 748
  • 9+ rooms: 823
  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 469
  • 4 rooms: 514
  • 5 rooms: 330
  • 6 rooms: 299
  • 7 rooms: 197
  • 8 rooms: 115
  • 9+ rooms: 96
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buena Vista County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,625
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,122
  • 5+ bedrooms: 247
  • no bedroom: 66
  • 1 bedroom: 605
  • 2 bedrooms: 816
  • 3 bedrooms: 493
  • 4 bedrooms: 183
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 137
  • 1 vehicle: 1,382
  • 2 vehicles: 2,338
  • 3 vehicles: 1,053
  • 4 vehicles: 271
  • 5+ vehicles: 108
  • no vehicle: 318
  • 1 vehicle: 1,008
  • 2 vehicles: 638
  • 3 vehicles: 164
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 37

59% of Buena Vista County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

Buena Vista County:

58.6%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buena Vista County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.7%)
  • Electricity (7.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (55.7%)
  • Electricity (25.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 321
Here:

12.9%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 160
Here:

12.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,075
Here:

77.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Buena Vista County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $710,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,681,000
    Regular Highways: $3,639,000
    Health - Other: $1,465,000
    Police Protection: $1,299,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $600,000
    General - Other: $524,000
    Financial Administration: $509,000
    Correctional Institutions: $470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $362,000
    Central Staff Services: $345,000
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Libraries: $54,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $204,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $246,000
    Regular Highways: $245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,433,000

Buena Vista County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,868,000
    All Other: $475,000
    Regular Highways: $144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $307,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $499,000
    Interest Earnings: $239,000
    Sale of Property: $56,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,059,000
    General Local Government Support: $946,000
    Health and Hospitals: $941,000
    All Other: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,248,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $526,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $193,000
    Other License: $28,000

Buena Vista County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,584,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,024,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $773,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000

Buena Vista County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,073,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Buena Vista County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Buena Vista County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Buena Vista County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13878.8 years
William10078.8 years
Mary9683.3 years
George9079.8 years
Anna8788.4 years
Harold7975.9 years
Robert7773.6 years
Arthur6780.1 years
Carl6580.9 years
Dorothy6381.4 years
Most common last names in Buena Vista County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17682.2 years
Anderson12981.5 years
Peterson12580.5 years
Miller5881.0 years
Hansen5381.4 years
Nelson5282.3 years
Carlson5181.6 years
Jensen3881.7 years
Larson3780.5 years
Smith3681.5 years
Businesses in Buena Vista County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Domino's Pizza2Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Subway1
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2