Van Buren County, Michigan Population 2018

Van Buren County, Michigan's estimated population is 75,353 with a growth rate of 0.18% 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
201775,3531370.18%
201675,216150.02%
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
White65,599
Two or More Races3,175
Some Other Race2,873
Black or African American2,552
American Indian and Alaska Native589
Asian409
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Van Buren County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Van Buren County, Michigan Median Age

41.4


Total

40.3


Male

42.3


Female

Van Buren County, Michigan Adults

There are 57,014 adults, (12,035 of which are seniors) in Van Buren County, Michigan.

Van Buren County, Michigan Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Buren County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

37,855

50.33%

Male

37,361

49.67%

Van Buren County, Michigan Households and Families

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

Van Buren County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All77.5%22.5%
Non Family70.7%29.3%
Female59.9%40.1%
Male56.2%43.8%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Van Buren County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,6232.5877.5
Married14,7723.1887.7
Non Family9,2641.2370.7
Female3,2343.4859.9
Male1,3533.2356.2

3.12

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.6%

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 Grade2,6475.20%
9th to 12th Grade4,2328.31%
High School Graduate17,02433.45%
Some College12,15423.88%
Associates Degree4,4968.83%
Bachelors Degree6,72613.21%
Graduate Degree3,6227.12%

Van Buren County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,14139,4029,500
Hispanic3,7522,135274
Black1,7501,418238
Other Race1,47476163
Multiple Races1,088889169
Native American31017535
Asian262230166
Islander197

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 63.36%.

Van Buren County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,049$39,857$25,905
Less Than High School$19,248$21,802$15,077
High School Grad$26,306$32,019$20,666
Some College$32,264$41,217$26,066
Bachelors Degree$47,800$61,223$39,638
Graduate Degree$60,366$73,207$51,968

$32,049

Average Earnings

$39,857

Average Male

$25,905

Average Female

Van Buren County, Michigan Language

Van Buren County, Michigan Language by Age

Van Buren County, Michigan Language

91.27% of Van Buren County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 8.73% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.47% of the population.

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,9418,68914.26%
Hispanic8,1952,42929.64%
Other2,8701,15040.07%
Black2,3811,05544.31%
Multiple3,15990328.58%
Native57731955.29%
Asian4099623.47%
Islander191263.16%

17.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.04%

Male Poverty Rate

18.90%

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 63.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Buren County, Michigan is White, with 14.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.91%.

Van Buren County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.23%
High School15.59%
Some College12.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.33%
Male Unemployed34.00%
Female Employed9.62%
Male Employed7.07%

Van Buren County, Michigan Income

Van Buren County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,141$61,507
Families$56,143$71,327
Married Families$65,453$80,476
Non Families$27,031$38,215

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Van Buren County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by War

5,185

Number of Veterans

4,912

Male Veterans

273

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,023
First Gulf War627
Second Gulf War474
Korea471
World War II182

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,473
55 to 641,284
35 to 541,124
75+1,034
18 to 34270

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8109.45%
Black22411.01%
Hispanic1613.37%
2 or More1016.79%
Other381.95%
Indian123.77%

Van Buren County, Michigan Veterans by Education

9.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment Status

Van Buren County, Michigan Employment by Age

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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%
Data Sources
  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