Buena, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buena, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Buena had a population of 4,603 as of July 1, 2016. Buena ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buena is located at latitude 39.5292 and longitude -74.9452 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Buena (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Borough of Buena (GNIS ID: 885173) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buena: Buena Vista.

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Buena, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,603
Population in Households 4,584
Population in Familes 3,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 607
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 1,713
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 946 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 767 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $186,613
Average Home Value $230,233


Median Household Income $45,926
Average Household Income $63,030
Per Capita Income $23,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households -0.09% -0.04%
Families -0.14% -0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buena, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buena to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 276 50th
Population Density1 # 471 14th
Diversity Index2 # 79 86th
Median Household Income # 495 9th
Per Capita Income # 500 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.