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Buena Vista township, IA map Land area: 17.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population: 339 (all rural)
Males: 181  (53.4%)
Females: 158  (46.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 339 (262 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%


Races in Buena Vista township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.78

Buena Vista township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,647 ($37,500 in 1999)
This township:

$45,647
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $350 (lower quartile is $161, upper quartile is $448)
Here:

$350
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,278 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
Buena Vista township:

$104,278
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,565 - $204,582

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,505
Here:

$142,505
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $486,088
Here:

$486,088
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $14,372
Here:

$14,372
State:

$29,315
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

8.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: North Buena Vista.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buena Vista township: Buena Vista School (A), Hefel School (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Buena Vista Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Spring Lake (A), Wachendorf Lake (B), Dead Lake (C), Wood Duck Slough (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plum Creek (A), Picayune Chute (B), Turkey River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (78% naturalized citizens)

Buena Vista township:  2.7%
State:  3.1%

84% of Buena Vista township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 347
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 21
  • South: 12
  • West: 2
Buena Vista township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 118
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 100
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Buena Vista township with a mortgage: 27 (10 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 20
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 49
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 57

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buena Vista township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buena Vista township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Wood products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction laborers (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buena Vista township:

  • German (74.7%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • English (6.3%)
  • Luxemburger (2.6%)
  • Irish (1.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.1%)
  • Polish (0.9%)

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

  • Mexico (67%)
  • United Kingdom (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 123 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 31 (19%)
  • Walked: 9 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

95.4% of residents of Buena Vista township speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (6% speak English very well, 82% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 399
  • In family households: 339 (83 male householders, 11 female householders)
    92 spouses, 144 children (144 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 60 (20 male householders (12 living alone)), 18 female householders (14 living alone)), 22 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 42 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 10 2-persons, 2 5-persons,

84 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (2 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

84.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

18.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Buena Vista township:

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