Buena Vista County , Iowa

Buena Vista County: County in Iowa, United States of America

About

Buena Vista County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,260 and a population density of 13 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 19,772 inhabitants. Its county seat is Storm Lake. The county was created 171 years ago in 1850.

Buena Vista County Quick Facts

Population : 19,772 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
Different from : Buena Vista
Area : 1502 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : Battle of Buena Vista
Altitude : 1,342 feet / 409 meters
Capital : Storm Lake
Establishment : January 01, 1851
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:33:42 (29th May 2022)
Density : 13 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.47% (2010-2020)
Buena Vista County locator map
Location of Buena Vista County on Iowa map.
Buena Vista County Courthouse 20120930 IMG 8837 image
Buena Vista County Courthouse 20120930 IMG 8837
Buena Vista County Courthouse 20120930 IMG 8837 image

Geography

Buena Vista County is located at 42°44'8"N 95°9'4"W (42.7354900, -95.1511500). It has 3 neighbors: Cherokee County, Clay County and Sac County.

Buena Vista County map

The largest city of Buena Vista County is Storm Lake with a population of 10,438. Other cities include, Alta population 1,916, Newell population 859, Sioux Rapids population 733 and Lakeside population 690. See all Buena Vista County cities & populated places.

Buena Vista County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buena Vista County.

City Name Population Title
Storm Lake 10,438 City in Iowa
Alta 1,916 City in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States
Newell 859 City in Iowa, United States
Sioux Rapids 733 City in Iowa
Lakeside 690 City in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States
Albert City 665 Human settlement in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States of America
Marathon 228 City in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States of America
Rembrandt 195 City in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States
Linn Grove 146 Human settlement in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States of America
Truesdale 77 Human settlement in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States of America

Buena Vista County has 3 neighbours.

  • Storm Lake

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Buena Vista County decreased by 2.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,260 - census
2011 20,311 0.25% estimation process
2012 20,561 1.22% estimation process
2013 20,649 0.43% estimation process
2014 20,606 -0.21% estimation process
2015 20,374 -1.14% estimation process
2016 20,325 -0.24% estimation process
2017 20,144 -0.9% estimation process
2018 19,826 -1.6% estimation process
2019 19,620 -1.05% estimation process
2020 19,772 0.77% estimation process

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People born in Buena Vista County (1)

American botanist (1890-1983) Hamilton Paul Traub was born in Buena Vista County

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