Buena Vista County

Buena Vista County, Iowa

PO Box 1186
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: (712) 749-2546
Fax: (712) 749-2700

In west-central IA, northest of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Sac and Clay counties. Name Origin: For the Mexican town in Coahuila, site of Gen. Zachary Taylor's (1784-1850; twelfth U.S. president) final victory in the Mexican War (1847); Spanish for 'good view.'

Area (sq mi):: 580.07 (land 574.78; water 5.28) Population per square mile: 35.10
Population 2005: 20,151 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 2.20% Population 2000: 20,411 (White 82.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 12.50%; Asian 4.30%; Other 7.30%). Foreign born: 12.40%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,042; median household $35,300; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,680-$24,288
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 14.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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According to government documents, we gave Buena Vista County, Iowa, two MRAPs plus four sets of night vision goggles, 20 rifles, eight shotguns, nine handguns --and five grenade launchers.
The land needed to create the Dakota Aquifer Well is located in Section 29 of Washington township in Buena Vista County.
The county attorney of Buena Vista County, Iowa, subpoenaing the names of hundreds of women who had pregnancy tests at a local Planned Parenthood clinic as part of an investigation of the death of an unidentified baby.
The trouble in Storm Lake, a town of about 10,000 in Buena Vista County, started in late May when an abandoned newborn, possibly born prematurely, was left for dead in a local recycling center.

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