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People

Total Population 6,666
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,791
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,087
% Above Poverty Level 71.6%
% Below Poverty Level 28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $115,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 20.1%
Irish 7.4%

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

Buena Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County
Standard Zip Codes 24416
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.73
Longitude -79.35

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 LEXINGTON
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station STAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 2,323 $54,784
Buchanan 1,098 $62,727
Craigsville 1,164 $45,703
Glasgow 1,362 $50,119
Goshen 381 $40,568
Lexington 7,071 $56,250

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

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PARRY MCCLUER HIGH
278 HAZEL AVENUE
540-261-2127
Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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