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Buena Vista is a town in Chaffee County.
The community name derives from Spanish for "beautiful view."
The latitude of Buena Vista is 38.842N. The longitude is -106.13W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,943 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,189.
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21% of Buena Vista residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $16,920, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% 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 $516. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
Libraries in Buena Vista include Buena Vista/N Chaffee County Library ... View libraries
Chaffee County 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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