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Population (year 2000): 6,349. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,437 (+1.4% change)
Males: 2,944 (46.4%), Females: 3,405 (53.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $32,410 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,900 (year 2000)

Buena Vista, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Buena Vista:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.8%)
  • Black (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (25.7%), German (10.4%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%), French (2.0%).

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Land area: 6.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-1.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Lynchburg, (26.0 miles pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (118.7 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (328.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA Lexington, (7.2 miles VA Glasgow, (9.6 miles VA Goshen, (20.4 miles VA (23.1 miles Greenville, VA (23.4 miles Amherst, VA (24.1 miles Craigsville, VA (25.7 miles Forest, Heights, VA (25.9 miles Madison


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,500

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 79.35 W

Area code: 540


Buena Vista, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (32.7%), Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -774 (-12.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,127 (37.6%)

Crime in Buena Vista (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (15.3 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 15 assaults (229.3 per 100,000)
  • 6 burglaries (91.7 per 100,000)
  • 61 thefts (932.4 per 100,000)
  • 4 auto thefts (61.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 103.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Buena Vista (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (31.3 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 19 assaults (297.8 per 100,000)
  • 4 burglaries (62.7 per 100,000)
  • 57 thefts (893.4 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (31.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 115.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in Buena Vista, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Buena Vista-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.7 miles away from the Buena Vista city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Buena Vista:
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 26 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buena Vista:
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 31 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 49 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; ID: SHD)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 52 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buena Vista:
  • FALWELL (about 30 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: W24)
  • NEW LONDON (about 33 miles; FOREST, VA; ID: W90)
  • INGALLS FIELD (about 37 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; ID: HSP)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 10 $25,843 $31,011 35 $28,074
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 159 $351,131 $26,500 26 $19,470


College/University in Buena Vista:
  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 398; Location: ONE COLLEGE HILL DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.southernvirginia.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buena Vista:
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 61 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
Public high school in Buena Vista:
  • PARRY MCCLUER HIGH (Students: 323; Location: 278 HAZEL AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Buena Vista:
  • PARRY MCCLUER MIDDLE (Students: 345; Location: 2329 CHESTNUT AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ENDERLY HEIGHTS ELEM. (Students: 254; Location: 101 WOODLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • F. W. KLING JR. ELEM. (Students: 192; Location: 3400 LOMBARDY AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM. (Students: 134; Location: 20 BURGER CIRCLE; Grades: PK - 05)

Notable locations in Buena Vista: Pedlar Work Center (A), Buena Vista Town Hall (B), Union Station (C).

Churches in Buena Vista include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), Church of the Good Shepherd (B), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Stone Church of the Brethren (E), The Peoples Baptist Church (F), Blue Ridge Baptist Church (G), Buena Vista Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poplar Cove Run (A), South Fork Chalk Run (B), Chalk Mine Run (C), Indian Gap Run (D), Lowry Run (E), Noels Run (F), Pedlar Gap Run (G).

Parks in Buena Vista include: Laurel Park (1), Glen Maury Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Buena Vista compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Buena Vista:
  • WREL (1450 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WAMV (1420 AM; 2 kW; AMHERST, VA; Owner: COMMUNITY FIRST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buena Vista:
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W280DB (103.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buena Vista:
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)

 

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