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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Buena Vista Township is located in Iowa with a population of 715. Buena Vista Township is in Jasper County. Living in Buena Vista Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Buena Vista Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Buena Vista Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$890
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    51%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Buena Vista Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,722
National
$55,322
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Buena Vista Township Reviews

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Mostly everyone drives cars in the area. Taxis are available for those who can't drive or need a ride. The taxi service is small but perfect for Newton. They are very nice people who will pick you up at any time of the night. Parking is fairly easy; there are big parking lots and parking all over the streets. There are some bikers and walkers but not a lot, and if they do, Newton has good sidewalks and bike trails all throughout. There is no traffic or congested areas in Newton really because of low population and good streets.
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Newton has some good restaurants. Okoboji and Montana Mikes are near each other and serve about the same things. Both of these places include bars. I enjoy the fried zucchini appetizer at Montana Mikes. My favorite pizza place in Newton, is Giovanni's. I suggest the supreme pizza and a side of onion rings. There's also bars on the town square and a couple thrown here and there. My favorite bar is ForeSeasons, a golf bar. Frequently has bands and other entertainment.
Newton of course has the Iowan weather. We have all four seasons, fall, summer, spring, and winter. Our winters are cold and our summers are hot. There are few natural disasters. Very few tornados touch the ground. And thunderstorms happen sometimes which I, personally, enjoy.