Van Buren County, Michigan Population 2019

Van Buren County, Michigan's estimated population is 75,353 with a growth rate of 0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Van Buren County, Michigan is the 26th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201775,3531520.20%
201675,2011880.25%
201575,013-140-0.19%
201475,153-75-0.10%
201375,22850.01%
201275,223-699-0.92%
201175,922-220-0.29%
201076,1426,0828.68%
199070,0603,2464.86%
198066,81410,64118.94%
197056,1737,77816.07%
196048,3959,21123.51%
195039,1844,07311.60%
194035,1112,4747.58%
193032,6371,9226.26%
192030,715-2,470-7.44%
191033,185-89-0.27%
190033,2742,7338.95%
189030,541-266-0.86%
188030,8071,9786.86%
187028,82913,60589.37%
186015,2249,424162.48%
18505,8003,890203.66%
18401,9101,90538100.00%
183050.00%

Van Buren County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White64,989
Two or More Races3,448
Some Other Race3,094
Black or African American2,447
American Indian and Alaska Native689
Asian482
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander41

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Van Buren County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Van Buren County, Michigan Median Age

41.6


Total

40.5


Male

42.3


Female

Van Buren County, Michigan Adults

There are 57,170 adults, (12,397 of whom are seniors) in Van Buren County, Michigan.

Van Buren County, Michigan Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Buren County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

37,793

50.26%

Male

37,397

49.74%

Van Buren County, Michigan Households and Families

Van Buren County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Van Buren County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All77.2%22.8%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male61.3%38.7%
Female57.6%42.4%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Van Buren County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1512.5377.2
Married15,0613.1187.7
Non Family9,5721.2469.4
Female3,0963.3457.6
Male1,4223.361.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Van Buren County, Michigan Households

Van Buren County, Michigan Education

Van Buren County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4614.82%
9th to 12th Grade4,0137.86%
High School Graduate16,67632.65%
Some College12,68224.83%
Associates Degree4,7109.22%
Bachelors Degree6,92913.57%
Graduate Degree3,6087.06%

Van Buren County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,07439,8599,680
Hispanic3,8482,247294
Black1,7911,408249
Other Race1,69392189
Multiple Races1,133928195
Native American33114126
Asian309234124
Islander4121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.13%.

Van Buren County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,566$40,382$26,616
Less Than High School$19,361$22,649$13,861
High School Grad$26,878$32,750$22,175
Some College$32,760$41,777$26,423
Bachelors Degree$48,322$61,116$40,432
Graduate Degree$60,728$72,817$52,192

$32,566

Average Earnings

$40,382

Average Male

$26,616

Average Female

Van Buren County, Michigan Language

Van Buren County, Michigan Language by Age

Van Buren County, Michigan Language

91.04% of Van Buren County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 8.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.61% of the population.

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,6047,69612.70%
Hispanic8,3262,25627.10%
Black2,3141,06145.85%
Other3,07886928.23%
Multiple3,43176422.27%
Native67233349.55%
Asian47611023.11%
Islander412970.73%

15.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Buren County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Buren County, Michigan is Islander, with 70.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Buren County, Michigan is White, with 12.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.87%.

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.61%
High School14.60%
Some College10.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.89%
Female Unemployed32.10%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed6.45%

Van Buren County, Michigan Income

Van Buren County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,119$64,720
Families$59,439$75,144
Married Families$69,351$84,420
Non Families$28,848$40,552

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Buren County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Van Buren County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by War

5,140

Number of Veterans

4,837

Male Veterans

303

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,882
First Gulf War633
Second Gulf War588
Korea479
World War II170

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,482
55 to 641,139
35 to 541,108
75+1,066
18 to 34345

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8019.47%
Black21610.72%
Hispanic1743.55%
2 or More926.08%
Other241.11%
Indian72.07%

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Education

8.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment Status

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment by Age

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment by Race

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Van Buren County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
South Haven 43974366-31-0.71%
Paw Paw35343448-86-2.43%
Hartford26882614-74-2.75%
Mattawan19971944-53-2.65%
Lawton19001865-35-1.84%
Bangor18851845-40-2.12%
Decatur18101762-48-2.65%
Lawrence996977-19-1.91%
Gobles829805-24-2.90%
Bloomingdale454440-14-3.08%
Breedsville199197-2-1.01%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990