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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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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.
10% of Buena Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Buena Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Libraries in Buena Vista include Buena Vista Public Library ... View libraries
Buena Vista City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buena Vista political report.
The average commute time for Buena Vista workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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