The City of Van Buren had a population of 23,968 as of July 1, 2019. Van Buren ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 35.4368 and longitude -94.3483 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Van Buren 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Van Buren: Phillips Landing, Vanburen.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Van Buren, AR Housing Affordability Index is 178 |
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Van Buren, AR Wealth Index is 53 |
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||23,544|
|Population in Families||19,822|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||424|
|Median Household Income||$42,613|
|Average Household Income||$57,983|
|Per Capita Income||$21,799|
|Total Housing Units||9,845 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,248 (63.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,717 (27.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||880 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$125,012|
|Housing Affordability Index2||178|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.09%|
|Per Capita Income||2.66%|
The table below compares Van Buren to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 22||96th|
|Population Density||# 11||98th|
|Diversity Index||# 105||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 230||58th|
|Per Capita Income||# 289||47th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.