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0.84% decline
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0.64% growth
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2.26% decline


The economy of Buena Vista, VA employs 2,842 people. The economy of Buena Vista, VA is specialized in Manufacturing; Other services, except public administration; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.67; 1.95; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Buena Vista, VA are Manufacturing (734), Healthcare & Social Assistance (354), and Educational Services (338), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($29,518), Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($28,789), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($27,770).

Median household income in Buena Vista, VA is $29,109. Males in Buena Vista, VA have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,601. The income inequality of Buena Vista, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Buena Vista, VA. In Buena Vista city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,245. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Buena Vista, VA is from the county of Buena Vista city, VA.

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Buena Vista, VA is home to a population of 6,610 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Buena Vista, VA is composed of 5,851 White residents (88.5%), 485 Asian residents (7.34%), 110 Black residents (1.66%), 83 Hispanic residents (1.26%), and 81 Two+ residents (1.23%). The most common foreign languages in Buena Vista, VA are Spanish (111 speakers), German (70 speakers), and French (24 speakers), but compared to other places, Buena Vista, VA has a relative high number of German (70 speakers), Other West Germanic (7 speakers), and French (24 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Buena Vista, VA awarded 132 degrees. The student population of Buena Vista, VA is skewed away from females, with 71 male students and 61 female students. Most students in Buena Vista, VA are White (113 and 85.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10 and 7.58%), Asian (3 and 2.27%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.52%). The largest universities in Buena Vista, VA by number of graduates are Southern Virginia University (132 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Buena Vista, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 and 20.5%), General Business (24 and 18.2%), and General Visual & Performing Arts (11 and 8.33%). The median tuition costs in Buena Vista, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,900 and $14,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Buena Vista, VA is $112,400, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $115,000 to $112,400, a 2.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Buena Vista, VA is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Buena Vista, VA have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buena Vista, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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