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People

Total Population 2,705
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,330
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,204

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,269
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $787
Median House Value $202,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 18.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Buena Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 70 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Chaffee
Standard Zip Codes 81211, 81228
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.842
Longitude -106.13

Buena Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUENA VISTA 2 S
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 39 F
Apr Temp 26 to 55 F
Jul Temp 47 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 61 F
Annual Precip 10 inches
Station ANTERO RESERVOIR
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 32 F
Apr Temp 18 to 48 F
Jul Temp 40 to 75 F
Oct Temp 19 to 56 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station SALIDA
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 27 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 83 F
Oct Temp 28 to 63 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Buena Vista, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Granite (81228)

Johnson Village (81211)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Poncha Springs 1,172 $52,639
Salida 5,373 $61,818

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Buena Vista Public Libraries

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Northern Chaffee County Lib Dist/buena Vista
131 LINDERMAN AVE
Buena Vista, Colorado
(719) 395-8700
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Buena Vista High Schools

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BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
RAILROAD & MARQUETTE
719-395-7100
Serves 316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

CHAFFEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
613 EAST MAIN STREET
719-395-4064
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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Historic Buena Vista

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High bridge near Buena Vista. between 1880 and 1897
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