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Buena Vista is in Saginaw County, in the Saginaw metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Buena Vista. For links to other places called Buena Vista, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Buena Vista is 43.420N. The longitude is -83.898W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,845.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Buena Vista demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saginaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48601 ZIP code.
7% of Buena Vista residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buena Vista ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buena Vista was $14,243, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Buena Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Buena Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $636.
Saginaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buena Vista political report.
The average commute time for Buena Vista workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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