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Buena Vista County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 574.9 square miles
Population Density 35.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,567
Population change 1.5%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 25.2%
65 and over 14.6%
Females 49.4%
White 87.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 24.8
Asian 7.7%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 2.7%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.8%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20%
Veterans 1,207
Households and Housing
Households 7,615
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.7%
Median household income $46,951
The per capita income $22,899
Live below the poverty line. 12.8%
housing units 8,211
Multi-unit structures 18%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $97,700
Residents owning their homes. 68%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,704
Women-owned firms 26.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $260,846
Retail sales per capita $13,408
Manufacturers shipments $1,578,035
Merchant wholesaler sales $0