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Buena Park, California - Basic Facts

The City of Buena Park had a population of 83,518 as of July 1, 2016. Buena Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buena Park is located at latitude 33.8574 and longitude -118.0074 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buena Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Buena Park (GNIS ID: 2409932) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Buena Park is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena Park 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 Park: Buenapark, Northam.

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


Total Population 83,518
Population in Households 82,762
Population in Familes 72,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 756
Population Density1 7,936
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 24,214
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 19,487
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 25,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,688 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,526 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 859 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $452,185
Average Home Value $485,549


Median Household Income $62,165
Average Household Income $79,953
Per Capita Income $23,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.85%
Households 0.45% 0.7%
Families 0.42% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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 Park, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena Park 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 # 100 93rd
Population Density1 # 105 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 106 93rd
Median Household Income # 572 62nd
Per Capita Income # 960 37th

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