Van Buren County AR Information


Van Buren County Subdivisions

Van Buren County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 17,528
Population in Households 17,339
Population in Familes 13,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 189
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 7,574
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,934
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,725 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,849 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,064 (28.8%)
Median Home Value $87,090
Average Home Value $118,275


Median Household Income $35,062
Average Household Income $46,866
Per Capita Income $20,354
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.18%
Households 0.36% 0.21%
Families 0.1% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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 County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Buren County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 47 39th
Population Density1 # 45 41st
Diversity Index2 # 61 20th
Median Household Income # 38 51st
Per Capita Income # 22 72nd

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