Buena Vista, Amador County, California

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Buena Vista
census-designated place
Buena Vista is located in California
Buena Vista
Buena Vista
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°17′40″N 120°54′48″W / 38.29444°N 120.91333°W / 38.29444; -120.91333Coordinates: 38°17′40″N 120°54′48″W / 38.29444°N 120.91333°W / 38.29444; -120.91333
Country  United States
State  California
County Amador County
Area[1]
 • Total 4.200 km2 (1.622 sq mi)
 • Land 4.200 km2 (1.622 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
Elevation[2] 90 m (295 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 429
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
FIPS code 06-08828
GNIS feature IDs 252642, 2582953

Buena Vista (formerly, The Corners)[3] is a census-designated place[4] in Amador County, California. It lies at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m). It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of Ione,[3] at 38°17′40″N 120°54′48″W / 38.29444°N 120.91333°W / 38.29444; -120.91333. The community is in ZIP code 95640 and area code 209. The population was 429 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office operated at Buena Vista from 1866 to 1878.[3]

Current situation[edit]

Buena Vista is located near 67-acre Miwok Indian rancheria called the Buena Vista Rancheria.[5] The rancheria is administered by the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, a federally recognized tribe, whose tribal chairperson is Pope Rhonda Morningstar.[6]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Buena Vista had a population of 429. The population density was 264.5 people per square mile (102.1/km²). The racial makeup of Buena Vista was 365 (85.1%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 23 (5.4%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 12 (2.8%) from other races, and 28 (6.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35 persons (8.2%).

The Census reported that 429 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 180 households, out of which 61 (33.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 58 (32.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 37 (20.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 17 (9.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 19 (10.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 58 households (32.2%) were made up of individuals and 21 (11.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38. There were 112 families (62.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.93.

The population was spread out with 109 people (25.4%) under the age of 18, 21 people (4.9%) aged 18 to 24, 91 people (21.2%) aged 25 to 44, 139 people (32.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 69 people (16.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.2 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

There were 218 housing units at an average density of 134.4 per square mile (51.9/km²), of which 133 (73.9%) were owner-occupied, and 47 (26.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 8.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 25.8%. 289 people (67.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 140 people (32.6%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Buena Vista is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill,[8] and the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Frank Bigelow.[9] Federally, Buena Vista is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau. 
  2. ^ "Buena Vista". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 457. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buena Vista, Amador County, California
  5. ^ "History." Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Tribal Directory." National Congress of American Indians. 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Buena Vista CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "California's 4th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 

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