Buena Vista, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buena Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Buena Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 448 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Buena Vista is located at latitude 38.2974 and longitude -120.9179 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the Buena Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 295 feet.

The Buena Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582953) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buena Vista Census Designated Place is located within Jackson CCD of Amador County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Vista: The Corners.

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Buena Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 448
Population in Households 448
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $208,459


Median Household Income $51,154
Average Household Income $63,865
Per Capita Income $25,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.66%
Households 0.78% 0.73%
Families 2.91% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buena Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Vista to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1205 21st
Population Density1 # 1065 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1114 27th
Median Household Income # 883 42nd
Per Capita Income # 870 43rd

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