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Buena, Washington - Basic Facts

The Buena Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Yakima County at latitude 46.4299 and longitude -120.3176. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 794 feet.

The formal official name is the Buena Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Buena, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Buena indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Buena Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Buena, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,005
Population in Households 986
Population in Familes 890
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,477
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 4.14
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $131,633


Median Household Income $38,449
Average Household Income $46,855
Per Capita Income $11,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.45%
Households 0.3% 0.5%
Families 0.0% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Buena, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 390 38th
Population Density1 # 206 67th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 512 19th
Per Capita Income # 621 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.