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 440 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Buena Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 440
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 440
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 271
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $49,432
Average Household Income $65,011
Per Capita Income $26,096


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $256,395
Average Home Value $218,605


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.58%
Households 0.23% 0.54%
Families 2.08% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 2017 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 Density # 1071 29th
Diversity Index # 1104 27th
Median Household Income # 970 36th
Per Capita Income # 910 40th

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