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Demographics

People

Total Population2,690
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+1,358
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,859

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,129
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.7%
Median Gross Rent$794
Median House Value$206,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
English18.1%
Irish17.8%
Swedish6.7%
Dutch6.4%
Norwegian4.6%
Scottish4.2%
Italian4.1%
Polish2.3%
Russian2%
French Except Basque2%
Welsh1.1%
Austrian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Greek0.2%
German0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Buena Vista Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chaffee County
Standard Zip Codes81211
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.83
Approximate Longitude-106.14

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)

StationBUENA VISTA 2 S
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 39 F
Apr Temp26 to 55 F
Jul Temp47 to 81 F
Oct Temp27 to 61 F
Annual Precip10 inches
StationANTERO RESERVOIR
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 32 F
Apr Temp18 to 48 F
Jul Temp40 to 75 F
Oct Temp19 to 56 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationSALIDA
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 42 F
Apr Temp27 to 58 F
Jul Temp49 to 83 F
Oct Temp28 to 63 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Poncha Springs962$50,417
Salida5,430$63,021

Buena Vista Public Libraries

Northern Chaffee County Library District (buena Vista)
131 LINDERMAN AVENUE
Buena Vista, Colorado
(719) 395-8700

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Buena Vista Public Schools

Avery/parsons Elementary School
516 East Main Street
ZIP: 81211
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Buena Vista High School
Railroad & Marquette
ZIP: 81211
High
Total Enrollment 270
Chaffee County High School
613 East Main Street
ZIP: 81211
High
Total Enrollment 45
Harry L Mc Ginnis Middle School
South Railroad & Marquette
ZIP: 81211
Middle
Total Enrollment 208

Buena Vista Private Schools

Darren Patterson Christian Academy
518 S San Juan Ave
ZIP: 81211
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
The Link School
18885 County Road 367
ZIP: 81211
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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Historic Buena Vista

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High bridge near Buena Vista. between 1880 and 1897
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