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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,800
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 at the confluence of Cottonwood Creek and the Arkansas River.
Nicknamed "Bunie"
Local festivals include:
  • River Rally - May 18-20, 2007
  • Apple Fest - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Gold Rush Days - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • TrailFest - July 21, 2007
  • Collegiate Peaks Music Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Buena Vista web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Colorado Trail, Arkansas River, Cottonwood Lake, Clear Creek Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Buena Vista Heritage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Buena Vista demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chaffee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81211 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

24% 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 $516.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.


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Libraries in Buena Vista include Buena Vista/N Chaffee County Library ... View libraries

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Chaffee County 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Buena Vista include Best Western, Super 8 Motel - Buena Vista.

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