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Buena Park, California - Basic Facts

The City of Buena Park had a population of 85,313 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.8675 and longitude -117.9981 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena Park: Buenapark, Northam.

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Buena Park, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 85,313
Population in Households 84,556
Population in Familes 74,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 757
Population Density2 8,107
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $68,996
Average Household Income $87,335
Per Capita Income $25,811


Total Housing Units 25,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,741 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,887 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 724 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $490,556
Average Home Value $569,560


Total Households 24,628
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 19,864
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.77% 0.74%
Households 0.55% 0.57%
Families 0.55% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 2018 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 # 101 93rd
Population Density # 104 93rd
Diversity Index # 111 93rd
Median Household Income # 550 64th
Per Capita Income # 964 36th

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