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Buena Vista County, Iowa

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Population:

  • Total Population: 20,411
  • Males: 10,223
  • Females: 10,188

Ethnicity:

  • White: 16,660
  • Black/African American: 97
  • Hispanic: 2,555
  • Native American/Eskimo: 39
  • Asian: 862
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 2
  • Other: 2
  • 2 or more: 194

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (16,025)
  2. Spanish (2,145)
  3. Laotian (625)
  4. German (155)
  5. Vietnamese (60)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 2,541

  1. Mexico (1,373)
  2. Laos (514)
  3. Vietnam (115)
  4. Honduras (114)
  5. Canada (84)
  6. Guatemala (46)
  7. Philippines (41)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (3,158)
  2. Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (2,665)
  3. Catholic Church (2,518)
  4. United Methodist Church, The (2,158)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1,244)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 5,126
    • Sensory: 654
    • Physical: 1,242
    • Mental: 702
    • Self-care: 353
    • Go outside home: 943
    • Employment: 1,172

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 54

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 7,499
    • Utility gas: 5,111
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,155
    • Electricity: 959
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 193
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 46
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 12
    • No fuel used: 23

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 14,686
    • No vehicle: 869
    • 1 or more vehicle: 13,817

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 357
    • No High School: 803
    • Some High School: 1,218
    • High School: 4,607
    • Some College: 2,565
    • Associate's Degree: 804
    • College Degree: 1,789
    • Master's Degree: 371
    • Professional Degree: 144
    • Doctoral Degree: 78

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 7,499
    • Owners with phone: 5,239
    • Owners without phone: 50
    • Renters with phone: 2,132
    • Renters without phone: 78

    10 closest counties:

    1. Sac County, Iowa
    2. Clay County, Iowa
    3. Cherokee County, Iowa
    4. Pocahontas County, Iowa
    5. Ida County, Iowa
    6. Palo Alto County, Iowa
    7. O'Brien County, Iowa
    8. Calhoun County, Iowa
    9. Dickinson County, Iowa
    10. Crawford County, Iowa

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    50510, 50565, 50568, 50576, 50585, 50588, 50592, 51002, 51033

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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