Buena Vista, Georgia

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Buena Vista, Georgia

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High Points

Buena Vista strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Buena Vista Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Buena Vista Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Buena Vista Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Buena Vista Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Buena Vista, Georgia

Comparing Buena Vista to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Buena Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles E of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 31803
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.318
Longitude -84.517

Buena Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station LUMPKIN 2 SE
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
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Buena Vista Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,664 100%
Male 837 50.3%
Female 827 49.7%
Under 18 499 30%
18+ 1,165 70%
65+ 215 12.9%
Median Age 29.9
Average Family Size 3.23
White 430 25.8%
African-American 1,055 63.4%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 143 8.6%
Mixed Race 22 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 298 17.9%

Estimated Buena Vista Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,697
Growth 33
Growth % 2%

Buena Vista Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.8%
US/American 5.6%
English 2.4%
German 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Irish 0.3%
African 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Tazewell (31803)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Buena Vista 1,664 $21,738
Cusseta 1,196 $26,736
Ellaville 1,609 $33,409
Ideal 518 $21,250
Junction City 179 $47,500
Preston 453 $37,083
Richland 1,794 $29,423
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Buena Vista High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

Buena Vista Colleges

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1. Willcox, Arizona 83.2   27.2% 16% 9.3% 19 $31,411 6.9% 25% 3,733 27% 79.3 6.7% 1.3
2. Trinity, Texas 83   33.8% 16.2% 8% 23 $28,678 7.4% 42.8% 2,721 24.9% 34.6 2.7% 1.8
3. Lone Star, Texas 81.8   28.2% 15.7% 9.6% 22 $27,969 7.2% 26.1% 1,631 23.6% 57 0.8% 0.6
4. Chesnee, South Carolina 80.5   34.9% 15.8% 8.1% 24 $33,438 7.3% 31.8% 1,003 24.3% 53.8 0.7% 1
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