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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Buena Vista County is located in Iowa with a population of 20,369. Living in Buena Vista County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Buena Vista County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Buena Vista County are above average.
Population
20,369

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Buena Vista County 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    519
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    139
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,103.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Buena Vista County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,784
National
$55,322

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