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Buena Vista is an independent city.

So named because a local iron furnace supplied cannonballs used in the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War

The latitude of Buena Vista is 37.734N. The longitude is -79.354W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,320.


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Median household income
Local
$32,410
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Buena Vista demographic reports
Buena Vista is in the Shenandoah Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· George Rogers Clark, explorer
Local festivals include:
  • Nothin' Fancy Music Festival - Sept. 20-22, 2007
  • Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • Beach Music Festival - July 28, 2007
  • Maury River Fiddlers' Convention - June 13-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Buena Vista web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Page County Heritage Museum

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Buena Vista residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buena Vista ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buena Vista was $16,377, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Buena Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Buena Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.


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Libraries in Buena Vista include Buena Vista Public Library ... View libraries

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Buena Vista City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buena Vista political report.

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The average commute time for Buena Vista workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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