Buena Vista County is located in northwest Iowa. The County Seat is Storm Lake and the largest city is Storm Lake. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bvcountyiowa.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,578 and the 2010 census population was 20,260. The land area is 574.92 square miles and there are 35.2 persons per square mile.
87.2% of the population is White, 2.7% is Black or African American, 24.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 7.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 78.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $97,700, there are 7,615 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,899, the median household income is $46,951, and 12.8% of the persons in Buena Vista County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,704. Retail sales (in $1000) were $260,846, and sales per capita were $13,408. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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