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Buena Vista County, IA
The county was named for the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican War.

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The county is in the Storm Lake metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 20,156. This was a decrease of  -1.25% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$35,300
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Buena Vista County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Buena Vista County was $24,627. This was an increase of 7.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 80% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Storm Lake

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34% of Buena Vista County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buena Vista County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Buena Vista County include Barnes Township Cemetery, Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Cooke Cemetery, Daily Burial Ground, Elk Cemetery, Fairfield Cemetery, First M E Church Cemetery, Garton Graveyard, Hayes Township Cemetery, Lincoln Township Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Buena Vista County include Albert City, Alta, Lakeside, Linn Grove, Marathon, Newell, Rembrandt, Sioux Rapids, Storm Lake, Truesdale ... View communities

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Colleges in Buena Vista County include Buena Vista University ... View colleges

School districts in Buena Vista County include Albert City-Truesdale Countymm Schools District, Alta Countymm Schools District, Newell-Fonda Countymm Schools District, Sioux Central Countymm Schools District, Storm Lake Countymm Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Buena Vista County include Albert City Public Library, Alta Public Library, Linn Grove Public Library, Marathon Public Library, Newell Public Library, Rembrandt Public Library, Sioux Rapids Public Library, Storm Lake Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Buena Vista County include Storm Lake Times ... View newspapers

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

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Hotels in Buena Vista County include Amerihost Inn, Budget Host Vista Inn, Storm Lake Super 8 Motel

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