Buena Vista is a city located in Marion County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,664. The city is the county seat of Marion County.
Buena Vista is located at 32°19'6" North, 84°30'58" West (32.318301, -84.516035).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 km2 (3.3 mi2). 8.4 km2 (3.2 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.91% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,664 people, 645 households, and 377 families residing in the city. The population density is 198.3/km2 (512.9/mi2). There are 756 housing units at an average density of 90.1/km2 (233.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 25.84% White, 63.40% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 8.59% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 17.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 645 households out of which 32.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.4% are married couples living together, 26.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 35.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $17,672, and the median income for a family is $21,738. Males have a median income of $19,306 versus $17,017 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,406. 34.7% of the population and 28.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 43.3% of those under the age of 18 and 32.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.