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As of 2010, the total population of Buena Vista is 6,816, which is 13.12% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of -0.55% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Buena Vista population density is 1,511.91 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 102.20 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Buena Vista is black, which represent 74.03% of the total population. The average Buena Vista education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 6,816. #144

Population Growth Since 2000, #544

Buena Vista, MI

Population Density, #184

Buena Vista, MI
1,511.91 per square mile
102.20 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:1,212 (17.78%, #688)
Black:5,046 (74.03%, #5)
Hispanic:688 (10.09%, #38)
Asian:21 (0.31%, #411)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):48 (0.70%, #243)
One Race, Other:255 (3.74%, see rank)
Two or More Races:234 (3.43%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:623 (90.55%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:7 (1.02%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:0 (0.00%, see rank)
South American:1 (0.15%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

5,674 (87.32%) out of the total population of 6,498 reported first ancestry.

 Buena Vista, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank1.60%0.53%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.51%0.50%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.40%0.45%
Dutch741.14%, see rank4.97%1.51%
English450.69%, see rank9.89%8.53%
French1422.19%, see rank6.42%3.54%
German4667.17%, see rank21.87%15.79%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.43%0.42%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank1.01%0.48%
Irish1622.49%, see rank11.59%11.36%
Italian310.48%, see rank4.78%5.66%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.81%1.46%
Polish190.29%, see rank8.95%3.13%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.46%
Russian80.12%, see rank0.76%0.97%
Scotch-Irish120.18%, see rank0.78%1.07%
Scottish00.00%, see rank2.36%1.81%
Subsaharan African3665.63%, see rank0.58%0.93%
Swedish00.00%, see rank1.65%1.34%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.24%0.31%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.41%0.31%
American2403.69%, see rank5.25%6.72%
Welsh00.00%, see rank0.50%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 3,120 (45.77%, see rank)
Females: 3,696 (54.23%, see rank)

Buena Vista, MI
Male: 45.77%
Female: 54.23%
Male: 49.05%
Female: 50.95%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Buena Vista, MI
35.70 years old
38.90 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Buena Vista, MI
32.30 years old
37.60 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Buena Vista, MI
38.00 years old
40.00 years old
38.50 years old

 Buena Vista, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Under 5 years4997.32%, see rank6.03%6.54%
5 to 9 years5437.97%, see rank6.45%6.59%
10 to 14 years5257.70%, see rank6.83%6.70%
15 to 19 years6118.96%, see rank7.48%7.14%
20 to 24 years4396.44%, see rank6.77%6.99%
25 to 34 years74110.87%, see rank11.78%13.30%
35 to 44 years78411.50%, see rank12.93%13.30%
45 to 54 years83512.25%, see rank15.28%14.58%
55 to 64 years84112.34%, see rank12.67%11.82%
65 to 74 years5377.88%, see rank7.33%7.03%
75 to 84 3805.58%, see rank4.50%4.23%
85 years and over811.19%, see rank1.94%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Buena Vista, MIMichiganU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population4,365, 100%6,578,519204,336,017
Less Than High School975, 22.34%, see rank11.32%14.28%
High School Graduate1,608, 36.84%, see rank30.73%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree1,470, 33.68%, see rank32.43%28.99%
Bachelor Degree234, 5.36%, see rank15.72%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree78, 1.79%, see rank9.81%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.12, see rank13.5113.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Buena Vista, MI MichiganU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten177100.00%0.00%76.70%23.30%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)465100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank89.43%10.57%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)315100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank91.51%8.49%90.52%9.48%
College44572.58%, see rank27.42%, see rank84.10%15.90%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School20100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank75.08%24.92%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Buena Vista, MIMichiganU.S.
Total Households2,766, 100%3,872,508116,716,292
Average Household Size2.46, see rank2.492.58
1 Person Households877, 31.71%, see rank27.88%26.74%
2 or More Person Households1,889, 68.29%, see rank72.12%73.26%
Family Households (Families)1,780, 64.35%, see rank65.95%66.43%
Average Family Size3.07, see rank3.053.14
Married-Couple Family695, 25.13%, see rank47.96%48.42%
Nonfamily Households986, 35.65%, see rank34.05%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Buena Vista, MI%MichiganU.S.
15 Years and Over Total5,348see rank7,992,017248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over2,214100%, see rank3,880,888120,789,875
Never Married93442.19%, see rank34.86%35.08%
Married75334.01%, see rank52.21%52.93%
Widowed1687.59%, see rank2.68%2.53%
Divorced35916.21%, see rank10.25%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,134100%, see rank4,111,129127,252,362
Never Married1,31742.02%, see rank28.80%28.74%
Married78925.18%, see rank49.27%49.95%
Widowed47215.06%, see rank9.62%9.34%
Divorced55617.74%, see rank12.32%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Buena Vista, MI%MichiganU.S.
Native6,35497.78%, see rank93.96%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence4,54769.98%, see rank76.45%58.71%
Born in Different State1,80727.81%, see rank16.86%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
00.00%, see rank0.66%1.38%
Foreign Born1442.22%, see rank6.04%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship310.48%, see rank2.99%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1131.74%, see rank3.05%7.16%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank1.46%1.56%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank2.76%3.67%
Born In Africa991.52%, see rank0.24%0.51%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America450.69%, see rank1.16%6.79%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Buena Vista, MI%MichiganU.S.
English2,52389.12%, see rank89.91%79.64%
Spanish2388.41%, see rank3.29%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank3.80%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank1.51%3.24%
Other702.47%, see rank1.49%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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