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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At a town hall in Buena Vista County on Saturday, the Iowa Republican blamed the controversy on a misquote.
The City of Storm Lake is the county seat of Buena Vista County and is located in northwest Iowa.
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 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.
In an effort to locate the mother, Iowa's Buena Vista county attorney subpoenaed PPGI for the names of women who had positive pregnancy tests between August 2001 and May 2002.
Buena Vista County authorities began their search for the killer of the
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The Iowa District Court of Buena Vista County heard PPGI's

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