Buena, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Buena, Washington - Basic Facts

The Buena Census Designated Place had a population of 996 as of July 1, 2018. 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 46.4287 and longitude -120.3134 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the Buena Census Designated Place 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.

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Buena, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 996
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 885
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,464
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $41,189
Average Household Income $55,525
Per Capita Income $14,079


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $134,375
Average Home Value $181,250


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 4.16
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 5
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% 0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.08%
Families -0.18% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2018 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 # 388 38th
Population Density # 211 67th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 543 14th
Per Capita Income # 618 2nd

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