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Buena Vista County, Iowa; Iowa

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Buena Vista County, Iowa
Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,620 3,155,070
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,620 3,155,070
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 20,265 3,046,871
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.2% 3.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,260 3,046,355
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X 3,190,369
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.4%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
23.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
17.5%
Female persons, percent
49.6%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.7%
90.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.4%
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.0%
2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
1.8%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
26.4%
6.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.0%
85.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 809 185,671
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 20.1% 5.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,295 1,418,626
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.6% 71.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $115,600 $147,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,093 $1,260
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $452 $485
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $706 $789
Building permits, 2020 26 12,623
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 7,524 1,265,473
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.53 2.40
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.0% 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 32.5% 8.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.0% 89.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.1% 80.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 78.4% 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 19.7% 28.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.3% 7.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
6.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.1% 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.5% 62.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,182 5,468,687
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 90,419 18,583,828
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,233,453 116,668,830
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 514,602 62,318,301
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 280,979 44,905,624
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,645 $14,607
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 14.2 19.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,125 $60,523
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,526 $32,176
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
11.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 540 82,770
Total employment, 2019 8,973 1,380,747
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 341,904 63,671,064
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.4% 1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,377 212,333
All firms, 2012 1,932 259,121
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,149 135,382
Women-owned firms, 2012 524 82,345
Minority-owned firms, 2012 198 14,707
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,636 236,561
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 131 25,889
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,680 217,779
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 35.2 54.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 574.92 55,857.13
FIPS Code 19021 19
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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