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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Buena Vista is a suburb of with a population of 6,351. Buena Vista is in Saginaw County. Living in Buena Vista offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Buena Vista and residents tend to be liberal.
About Buena Vista...
Population
6,351

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$42,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Buena Vista Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    903
    282.7
  • Murder
    24.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    99
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,051.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    927.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Buena Vista

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,454
National
$55,322
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