Buena Vista, VA Population

Population: 6,349. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,437 (+1.4% change)
Males: 2,944 (46.4%), Females: 3,405 (53.6%)

Zip code: 24416

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $32,410
Median house value: $72,900

Races in Buena Vista:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.8%)
  • Black (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (25.7%), German (10.4%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%), French (2.0%).

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buena Vista

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buena Vista city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-1.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Buena Vista:

  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 26 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buena Vista:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 31 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 49 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 52 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buena Vista:

  • FALWELL (about 30 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)
  • NEW LONDON (about 33 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • INGALLS FIELD (about 37 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Abbreviation: HSP)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Buena Vista:

  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 398; Location: ONE COLLEGE HILL DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.southernvirginia.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buena Vista:

  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 61 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)

Schools

Public high school in Buena Vista:

  • PARRY MCCLUER HIGH (Students: 323; Location: 278 HAZEL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Buena Vista:

  • PARRY MCCLUER MIDDLE (Students: 345; Location: 2329 CHESTNUT AVE; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • ENDERLY HEIGHTS ELEM. (Students: 254; Location: 101 WOODLAND AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • F. W. KLING JR. ELEM. (Students: 192; Location: 3400 LOMBARDY AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM. (Students: 134; Location: 20 BURGER CIRCLE; Grades: PK – 05)