According to data from the National Statistics Institute, have Budeşti 1 January 2012 a total of 3.211 inhabitants, number that represented 1.6% of the rural population and 0.6% of the total population of Maramures county. The village ranks 39 among administrative units in the county, while being twenty-seven communes of the county by number of inhabitants.
In recent years the population of Budeşti registered a downward trend which however showed a mitigated phenomenon lately. Thus, between 1992 – 2012 stable population decreased by 777 village inhabitants, representing 19.48% of the population, the pace of decline in the 3-year period ranging between 4% during 2002-2005 and 2005-2008 and 2% between 2008 – 2011. Between January 1. 2011 and January 1. 2012 population decreased by 1.29% and 42 inhabitants.
Budeşti shows a typical demographic structure and Romanian rural Maramures, here aging population is more pronounced.
Thus, of the 3211 people registered on 1 January 2012 Budeşti, 55% (about 1,752 people) are aged under 45 years and are best represented age groups of 20-29 years (16% of population) and 40-49 (14% of the population). The following age groups are 30-34 years old as representation and 55-59 which each have about 7% each, the remaining groups having less than 6%. After the age of 45, gradually decreases Budeştiului population so that the population aged over 45 years is to be 45%.
However, analyzing the demographic pyramid shaped urn is found illustrating sharp Thinning the younger age groups of under 20, feature a low birth rate. This is a prerequisite for sharp demographic decline in the future, given that Budeşti not meet the conditions favoring a mass migration of residents of other communities belonging to the community or village.
According to final results of the Population and Housing census of 2011, Budeşti population is formed of the Romanian 98.1%, respectively 2,997 people in the village of 3.055, more than other ethnicities. Besides the Romanian people are recorded three Hungarians (0.1% of the population) and 55 people for whom there is no information available (1.8% of the population).
Regarding religion of the inhabitants Budeşti, according to final results of the Population and Housing Census 2011, the majority of the population is Orthodox, respectively 2,805 inhabitants, representing 91.81% of the total population of the village. The following religions are represented as Greek Catholic religion with 126 inhabitants, representing 4.12% and the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses with 54 inhabitants, representing 1.76%.
Other religions have few believers in the municipality are Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Reformed, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Mosaic atheist, while there are a number of 67 persons for which data are available.

Situated in a picturesque mountain area rich in mineral resources, Valley Cosauti Budeşti economy was based from ancient times the holding timber, livestock and mining. The communist period meant for area transforming traditional economy agrarian into an economy based on mining, the inhabitants having jobs in mining exploitation from Cavnic and Budeşti and their families and the community relying on income from this activity. With the decline accelerated extractive activity and ultimately the closure, a thriving community Budeştiul turned into a community without economic manager, is very difficult to replace at short activity that directly or indirectly depend almost all families in the area.

Currently, joint economic activity is weak, the number of companies that work here are very low and fails to meet the needs jobs. In those circumstances, outlets found were:

return to subsistence farming, which however is not able to provide a degree of comfort to families employed in this activity and any future children and their lack of association of the organization;
timid revitalization of Crafts, which also can not provide substantial revenue craftsmen who are organized and have difficulty selling our products;
development of rural tourism as a means of supplementing the family income inhabitants can take advantage of the natural beauty and preserve the traditions of the area to build or to refurbish homes in small rural locations and attract tourists from home and abroad;
leaving to work abroad, seasonal or quasi-permanent, especially for unskilled work in agriculture or construction, and especially for young people without alternative employment in the Community;
final departure of some of the inhabitants to other places in Maramures and neighboring counties.
Budeşti benefit from a large area of ​​agricultural land, 62.2% of the commune (5.341 ha of the 8526 ha), with agricultural functions, but of these only 925 ha (10.8%) of arable land are occupied . Most of the land is covered by grassland or 3,216 ha (37.7%) and pastures (1,160 ha – 13.6%), which is favorable conditions for the breeding of animals. The remaining agricultural land is occupied by orchards (40 ha – 0.5%). Also, more than one third of the total area of ​​the village, is the non-agricultural land, mainly the forest sector which has an area of ​​2,769 ha.

Both small area of ​​arable land and environmental conditions, determines the limitations of cultivation plant crops such as potato or less demanding fodder plants, and less grain or vegetables. However, they are exploited more in household arrangements – for family use, the small chopped pieces of land and mechanization generally modest, so not achieved notable surpluses of products that can be marketed. This is common practice in subsistence agriculture and its development is economically viable agriculture is hampered primarily by soil and climate conditions, and the lack of organization, degree of fragmentation of land and the existence of a minimal mechanization.

So the animals are grown in small and medium predominately to satisfy consumption within households. There is a preference for sheep and cattle, due to environmental conditions, and the existing land. Birds are the animals that lend themselves to more high growth without the need to ensure a considerable space in the household and habits of pig nearly every household consumption reflects Romanian traditions. Number of horses, on the other hand are a clear indicator of subsistence, without the existence of specialized companies in increasing their horses being used for traction and fields, so without spreading systems mechanized, and due to the existence of agricultural land hard available. Another activity practiced beekeeping population is favored by the unpolluted natural and rich flora, which, however, is not widely practiced (69 bee families).

Logging is a traditional activity in Budeşti, developing town with using rich natural resources in this regard represented by the more than 2,700 hectares of forest communities (32.5% of its surface), which ranks the village 28th place at the county level. Tree species found here are specific coniferous forests (fir and spruce) and deciduous forests (beech, maple, hornbeam, Sell dry Birch and ash).

Underground resources on the territory of Budeşti consist of deposits of sandstone and marl, gravel and boulders from the river, sand, silty and sandy clay, but also complex ore deposits: black andesite and kaolin.


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