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Buena Vista, Virginia (VA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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25.5% of Buena Vista, VA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 61.1% greater than the poverty level of 9.9% across the entire state of Virginia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.3% of high school graduates and 35.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.0% among disabled males and 19.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 62.8%. For comparison, it was 24.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Buena Vista, VA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Buena Vista:

25.5%
Whole state:

9.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Buena Vista:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Buena Vista:

14.0%
Virginia:

13.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Buena Vista:

41.8%
Virginia:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Buena Vista:

19.5%
Virginia:

17.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Buena Vista:

41.2%
Virginia:

29.1%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

62.8%
Residents above poverty level:

24.1%

Poverty by age in Buena Vista, VA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Buena Vista
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Buena Vista,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 45.6%6 to 11 years
  • 8.6%12 to 14 years
  • 38.3%15 years
  • 39.4%18 to 24 years
  • 28.8%25 to 34 years
  • 13.8%35 to 44 years
  • 23.5%45 to 54 years
  • 4.8%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 13.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Buena Vista
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Buena Vista,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.5%Under 5 years
  • 19.0%5 years
  • 48.6%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 51.9%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 46.4%18 to 24 years
  • 40.5%25 to 34 years
  • 25.1%35 to 44 years
  • 13.6%45 to 54 years
  • 33.1%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Buena Vista, VA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Buena Vista,VA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 7.0%Under 5 years
  • 19.4%5 years
  • 8.4%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 9.8%16 and 17 years
  • 5.5%18 to 24 years
  • 3.2%25 to 34 years
  • 2.0%35 to 44 years
  • 5.5%45 to 54 years
  • 0.0%55 to 64 years
  • 1.8%65 to 74 years
  • 3.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Buena Vista, VA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Buena Vista, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Buena Vista, VA (%)
  • 24.0%White
  • 0.0%Black
  • 100.0%Asian
  • 33.0%Other race
  • 14.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Buena Vista, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Buena Vista, VA (absolute numbers)
  • 1,273White
  • 0Black
  • 129Asian
  • 15Other race
  • 14Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 24.2%Below poverty level
  • 75.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 22.7%Below poverty level
  • 77.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Buena Vista, VA

Children below poverty level:
Buena Vista, Virginia:

31.7%
State:

13.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Buena Vista:

16.3%
Virginia:

15.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Buena Vista:

35.1%
Virginia:

38.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 32.5%Married-couple family
  • 2.4%Male, no wife present
  • 65.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Buena Vista not in families by work experience
  • 4.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 19.7%Worked part-time
  • 76.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 46.5%Both worked part-time
  • 27.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 16.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 5.5%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.5%1990 to 1994
  • 28.1%1980 to 1989
  • 10.2%1970 to 1979
  • 6.3%1960 to 1969
  • 11.7%1950 to 1959
  • 5.5%1940 to 1949
  • 27.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 2.2%1995 to 1998
  • 3.3%1990 to 1994
  • 7.6%1980 to 1989
  • 17.4%1970 to 1979
  • 16.0%1960 to 1969
  • 17.0%1950 to 1959
  • 12.4%1940 to 1949
  • 23.1%1939 or earlier
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