Van Buren, Arkansas Population 2021

23,665
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Van Buren is a city located in Crawford County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Crawford County. With a 2020 population of 23,665, it is the 22nd largest city in Arkansas and the 1627th largest city in the United States . Van Buren is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 3.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,791 in 2010. Van Buren reached it's highest population of 23,692 in 2018. Spanning over 16 miles, Van Buren has a population density of 1,537 people per square mile.

The average household income in Van Buren is $64,764 with a poverty rate of 19.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $116,200. The median age in Van Buren is 33.7 years, 32.9 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

Van Buren Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Van Buren was:

  • White: 79.65%
  • Other race: 6.89%
  • Asian: 4.24%
  • Two or more races: 3.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.98%
  • Native American: 2.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Van Buren, Arkansas is 23,665 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,692.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,791.

Van Buren, Arkansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,64979.65%
Some Other Race1,6126.89%
Asian9924.24%
Two or More Races9283.96%
Black or African American6982.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native5342.28%
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Van Buren Population by Race

Van Buren Population Pyramid $2021

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Van Buren Median Age

33.7


Total

32.9


Male

34.4


Female

Van Buren Adults

There are 17,131 adults, (3,315 of whom are seniors) in Van Buren.

Van Buren Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Buren Sex Ratio

Female

12,164

51.95%

Male

11,249

48.05%

Van Buren Population by Age

Van Buren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Van Buren Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
Male72%28%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family48.5%51.5%
Female48.4%51.6%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Van Buren Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9902.5660.6
Married4,1173.1972.4
Non Family2,9791.1748.5
Female1,4303.4648.4
Male4643.172

3.16

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Van Buren Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9306.20%
9th to 12th Grade1,67711.17%
High School Graduate5,14034.25%
Some College3,23721.57%
Associates Degree1,3168.77%
Bachelors Degree1,86912.45%
Graduate Degree8385.58%
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Van Buren Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Buren Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,76410,1372,172
Hispanic1,669989185
Other Race85734389
Asian619452121
2+ Races408335132
Native American32631283
Black30423814

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.35%.

Van Buren Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,739$38,979$27,872
Less Than 9th Grade$25,520$26,702$23,417
High School Graduate$29,764$36,992$21,128
Some College$31,452$44,495$27,727
Bachelors Degree$44,855$64,258$40,321
Graduate Degree$44,209$43,789$45,000

$32,739

Average Earnings

$38,979

Average Male

$27,872

Average Female

Van Buren Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Buren Language by Age

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Van Buren Language

85.55% of Van Buren residents speak only English, while 14.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.75% of the population.

Van Buren Language

Van Buren Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0752,88916.92%
Hispanic3,2321,19536.97%
Other1,60976947.79%
Multiple92825026.94%
Black63117427.58%
Asian97311611.92%
Native534132.43%

19.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.14%

Male Poverty Rate

22.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Buren

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Buren is Other, with 47.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Buren is Native, with 2.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.60%.

Van Buren Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.77%
High School13.74%
Some College11.87%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Van Buren Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.46%
Male Unemployed36.29%
Female Employed13.34%
Male Employed5.74%

Van Buren Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Buren Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,714$64,764
Families$52,986$68,509
Married Families$66,619-
Non Families$29,415$53,762
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Income by Household Type

Van Buren Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Buren Married by Age and Sex

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Van Buren Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Van Buren Marital Status by Race

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Van Buren Marital Status

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1,295

Number of Veterans

1,195

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam649
First Gulf War308
Second Gulf War161
Korea69
World War II51

Van Buren Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74408
35 to 54349
75+307
55 to 64183
18 to 3448

Van Buren Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0687.68%
Hispanic632.96%
Native American5712.39%
Black5314.64%
2+ Races407.60%
Other Race393.51%
Asian385.26%

Van Buren Veterans by Race

Van Buren Veterans by Education

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5.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Buren Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Van Buren Employment by Age

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Van Buren Employment by Race

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Van Buren Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.53%

Born in Van Buren

92.04%

Native Born

7.96%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.04% of Van Buren residents were born in the United States, with 61.53% having been born in Arkansas. 5.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Van Buren Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,665-9-0.04%
202023,674-9-0.04%
201923,683-9-0.04%
201823,6922080.89%
201723,4842791.20%
201623,2051670.72%
201523,038190.08%
201423,019710.31%
201322,948-17-0.07%
201222,9651380.60%
201122,827-7-0.03%
201022,8343,8481.86%
200018,9864,0072.40%
199014,9792,9592.23%
198012,0203,6473.68%
19708,3731,5862.12%
19606,7873740.57%
19506,4139911.69%
19405,4222400.45%
19305,182-42-0.08%
19205,2241,3463.02%
19103,8781,3054.19%
19002,5730.00%

Van Buren Population by Year