Buena Vista, Virginia

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Buena Vista (pronounced /ˌbjuːnəˈvɪstə/ BEW-nə-VIS-tə) is an independent city located within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. The population was 6,349 at the 2000 census. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Buena Vista (along with Lexington) with Rockbridge county for statistical purposes.



Buena Vista is located at 37°43′55″N 79°21′11″W / 37.73194°N 79.35306°W / 37.73194; -79.35306 (37.732184, -79.353325)[3]. The Maury River bisects Buena Vista, with the city proper to the east and Glen Maury Park to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,349 people, 2,547 households, and 1,749 families residing in the city. The population density was 929.5 people per square mile (358.9/km²). There were 2,716 housing units at an average density of 397.6/sq mi (153.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.56% White, 4.80% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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