Van Buren, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Van Buren, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Van Buren had a population of 23,346 as of July 1, 2016. Van Buren ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Van Buren is located at latitude 35.4486 and longitude -94.352 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Van Buren (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 413 feet.

The City of Van Buren (GNIS ID: 2405637) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Van Buren is located within Township of Van Buren, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Van Buren 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 Van Buren: Phillips Landing, Vanburen.

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Van Buren, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,346
Population in Households 22,922
Population in Familes 19,368
Population in Group Qrtrs 424
Population Density1 1,526
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 8,741
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,470 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,271 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 874 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $112,515
Average Home Value $134,572


Median Household Income $40,692
Average Household Income $52,211
Per Capita Income $20,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.14%
Households 0.55% 0.25%
Families 0.36% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Van Buren, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Buren to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 13 98th
Diversity Index2 # 141 74th
Median Household Income # 152 72nd
Per Capita Income # 256 53rd

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