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Buena Vista, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Marion County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°19′6″N 84°30′58″W / 32.31833°N 84.51611°W / 32.31833; -84.51611
Country United States
State Georgia
County Marion
Area
 - Total 3.2 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 - Land 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,664
 - Density 520/sq mi (195.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31803
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-11728[1]
GNIS feature ID 0354903[2]

Buena Vista (pronounced "BYOO-nah VIHS-tah") is a city in Marion County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,664 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Marion County[3]. It is the birthplace of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Luther H. Story [1]. The visionary art site Pasaquan[2] is located four miles from Buena Vista, in rural Marion County.

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Geography

Buena Vista is located at 32°19′6″N 84°30′58″W / 32.31833°N 84.51611°W / 32.31833; -84.51611 (32.318301, -84.516035)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.91%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,664 people, 645 households, and 377 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.9 people per square mile (198.3/km²). There were 756 housing units at an average density of 233.0/sq mi (90.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.40% African American, 25.84% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 8.59% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.91% of the population.

There were 645 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.4% were married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,672, and the median income for a family was $21,738. Males had a median income of $19,306 versus $17,017 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,406. About 28.6% of families and 34.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.3% of those under age 18 and 32.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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