Buena Vista, Richland County, Wisconsin

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Buena Vista, Wisconsin
Location of Buena Vista, Richland County, Wisconsin
Location of Buena Vista, Richland County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°15′14″N 90°15′59″W / 43.25389°N 90.26639°W / 43.25389; -90.26639Coordinates: 43°15′14″N 90°15′59″W / 43.25389°N 90.26639°W / 43.25389; -90.26639
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Richland
 • Total 42.0 sq mi (108.8 km2)
 • Land 41.1 sq mi (106.4 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,575
 • Density 38.4/sq mi (14.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-10950[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582883[1]

Buena Vista is a town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,575 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Gotham, and Sextonville are located within the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.0 square miles (108.8 km²), of which, 41.1 square miles (106.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (2.26%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,575 people, 600 households, and 438 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.4 people per square mile (14.8/km²). There were 654 housing units at an average density of 15.9 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.90% White, 0.25% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 600 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $45,500. Males had a median income of $29,076 versus $21,484 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,411. About 4.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 'Services Friday For Harley Martin,' Wisconsin State Journal, August 23, 1951, Part 1, pg. 4