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Buena Vista, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,878 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Buena Vista:

$133,878
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,441 - $176,628

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $145,759
Here:

$145,759
State:

$377,025

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,988
Here:

$152,988
State:

$265,498

Mobile homes: $65,847
Here:

$65,847
State:

$76,756

Buena Vista,VA index of house prices

Total population: 6,603 (Urban population: 6,157 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 192 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 2,905 (2,549 occupied: 1,729 owner occupied, 819 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Housing density: 425 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019 in this county: $377,461.

Median contract rent in 2019: $565 (lower quartile is $518, upper quartile is $673)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $549


Median gross rent in Buena Vista, VA in 2019: $807

Housing units in Buena Vista with a mortgage: 1,034 (40 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 701

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $49,894

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $33,386

Median monthly housing costs: $754

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Buena Vista, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1967

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,546
  • Male householders: 1,053 (248 living alone), Female householders: 1,495 (418 living alone)
  • 1,092 spouses (1,066 opposite-sex spouses), 157 unmarried partners, (157 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,596 children (1,544 natural, 40 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 240 grandchildren, 91 brothers or sisters, 71 parents, 17 foster children, 105 other relatives, 100 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 534

Size of family households: 637 2-persons, 610 3-persons, 279 4-persons, 172 5-persons, 38 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 666 1-person, 102 2-persons, 23 3-persons.

604 married couples with children.
420 single-parent households (114 men, 306 women).

96.8% of residents of Buena Vista speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 70 (1.1%)
(35.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 591 bedroom
  • 3282 bedrooms
  • 9893 bedrooms
  • 3134 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1161 bedroom
  • 2852 bedrooms
  • 3443 bedrooms
  • 734 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 12no vehicle
  • 5061 vehicle
  • 6402 vehicles
  • 3293 vehicles
  • 1244 vehicles
  • 1155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buena Vista in renter-occupied apartments
  • 75no vehicle
  • 2711 vehicle
  • 3722 vehicles
  • 663 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 1144 rooms
  • 6545 rooms
  • 2806 rooms
  • 2137 rooms
  • 2118 rooms
  • 2259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 1594 rooms
  • 2825 rooms
  • 1346 rooms
  • 147 rooms
  • 628 rooms
  • 559+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Buena Vista, VA
  • Buena Vista, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Buena Vista, VA in 2019
  • 114Less than $10,000
  • 507$10,000 to $19,999
  • 391$20,000 to $29,999
  • 320$30,000 to $39,999
  • 224$40,000 to $49,999
  • 281$50,000 to $59,999
  • 100$60,000 to $74,999
  • 212$75,000 to $99,999
  • 106$100,000 to $124,999
  • 66$125,000 to $149,999
  • 119$150,000 to $199,999
  • 41$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Buena Vista, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Buena Vista, VA in 2019
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 42$10,000 to $14,999
  • 38$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $49,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 49$60,000 to $69,999
  • 118$70,000 to $79,999
  • 64$80,000 to $89,999
  • 53$90,000 to $99,999
  • 307$100,000 to $124,999
  • 272$125,000 to $149,999
  • 189$150,000 to $174,999
  • 42$175,000 to $199,999
  • 199$200,000 to $249,999
  • 80$250,000 to $299,999
  • 37$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Buena Vista, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buena Vista, VA in 2019
  • 36$150 to $199
  • 26$250 to $299
  • 15$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 40$400 to $449
  • 209$500 to $549
  • 64$550 to $599
  • 89$600 to $649
  • 81$650 to $699
  • 57$700 to $749
  • 10$750 to $799
  • 16$900 to $999
  • 29$1,000 to $1,249
  • 103No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 45.7%
Number of people working at home: 63 (2.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 263
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 657
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 340
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 672
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 179
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 34
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 228
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 5
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 179
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 205
  • 90 or more minutes: 16
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Buena Vista

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,883 (82.3%)
  • Carpooled: 124 (5.4%)
  • Taxi: 63 (2.8%)
  • Walked: 150 (6.6%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 48.8%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Buena Vista, Virginia
  • 542010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 9Before 1970
Ancestries in Buena Vista, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 1,542 (46.1%)
  • German: 175 (5.2%)
  • English: 159 (4.8%)
  • European: 158 (4.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 141 (4.2%)
  • Irish: 75 (2.2%)
  • Northern European: 64 (1.9%)
  • British: 35 (1.0%)
  • Scandinavian: 31 (0.9%)
  • Italian: 30 (0.9%)
  • Norwegian: 24 (0.7%)
  • Ukrainian: 20 (0.6%)
  • Scottish: 17 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 17 (0.5%)
  • Swiss: 14 (0.4%)
  • Celtic: 8 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 6 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 3 (0.09%)
  • Swedish: 3 (0.09%)
  • French: 2 (0.06%)

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

Peru
Buena Vista:

41.4% (29)
Virginia:

2.6% (27,403)

Mexico
Buena Vista:

37.1% (26)
Virginia:

5.4% (56,607)

Canada
Buena Vista:

21.4% (15)
Virginia:

1.2% (12,976)

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

  • This state: 4,797
  • Other state: 1,666
  • Northeast: 292
  • Midwest: 89
  • South: 541
  • West: 748

81.4% of Buena Vista residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42.8% lived in Virginia.


Buena Vista:

81.4%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 27
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2
  • 7th and 8th grade: 98
  • 9th grade: 39
  • 10th grade: 60
  • 11th grade: 51
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 71
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 687
  • Less than 1 year of college: 120
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 208
  • Associate degree: 153
  • Bachelor's degree: 201
  • Master's degree: 100
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 24
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 43
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5
  • 5th and 6th grade: 14
  • 7th and 8th grade: 63
  • 9th grade: 38
  • 10th grade: 41
  • 11th grade: 130
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 59
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 974
  • Less than 1 year of college: 161
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 315
  • Associate degree: 74
  • Bachelor's degree: 149
  • Master's degree: 151
  • Professional school degree: 15
  • Doctorate degree: 42
Educational Attainment for Females
Buena Vista marital status for males
Buena Vista marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,423
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 96
  • 5 to 9: 12
  • 10 to 19: 105
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • 50 or more: 98
  • Mobile homes: 60

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,096

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 2.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Buena Vista
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buena Vista, VA
  • 50.4%Electricity
  • 40.1%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buena Vista, VA
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 44.2%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 620
Here:

75.0%
Virginia:

20.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability