Buena, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buena, Washington - Basic Facts

The Buena Census Designated Place had a population of 1,030 as of July 1, 2016. Buena ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buena is located at latitude 46.4299 and longitude -120.3176 in Yakima County. 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. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Buena Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584952) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buena Census Designated Place is located within Sunnyside Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Buena, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,030
Population in Households 1,011
Population in Familes 914
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,514
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 4.14
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $118,103
Average Home Value $147,816


Median Household Income $33,053
Average Household Income $43,397
Per Capita Income $11,252
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.44%
Households 0.6% 0.49%
Families 0.4% 0.39%
Median Household Income   -0.18%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 387 38th
Population Density1 # 197 69th
Diversity Index2 # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 595 5th
Per Capita Income # 622 1st

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