Van Buren, Maine Population 2024

1,774

Van Buren is a city located in Aroostook County Maine. Van Buren has a 2024 population of 1,774. Van Buren is currently growing at a rate of 2.66% annually and its population has increased by 11.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,590 in 2020.

The average household income in Van Buren is $63,442 with a poverty rate of 27.84%. The median age in Van Buren is 57 years: 55.6 years for males, and 58.6 years for females.

Van Buren Demographics

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

  • White: 92.45%
  • Black or African American: 4.93%
  • Asian: 2.08%
  • Other race: 0.3%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
410.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.57% (184)
The current population of Van Buren, Maine is 1,774 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,590.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,55592.45%
Black or African American834.93%
Asian352.08%
Other race50.3%
Native American40.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Van Buren Population by Race

Van Buren Population Pyramid 2024

Van Buren Median Age

57

Total

55.6

Male

58.6

Female

Van Buren Adults

There are 1,394 adults, (566 of whom are seniors) in Van Buren.

Van Buren Age Dependency

103.1

Age Dependency Ratio

68.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Buren Sex Ratio

Female96457.31%
Male71842.69%

Van Buren Population by Age

Van Buren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6792.2464.435.6
Non Family3971.2146.353.7
Married2123.4496.23.8
Female604.456535
Male104.21000

3.29

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Van Buren Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1038.11%
Associates Degree1128.82%
Bachelors Degree514.02%
Graduate Degree544.25%
High School Graduate49138.66%
Less Than 9th Grade16512.99%
Some College29423.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Van Buren Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Buren Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,237998105
Asian2900
Native American440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.49%.

Van Buren Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$53,625
Graduate Degree$49,792$0$48,333
High School Graduate$40,795$49,125$36,667
Less Than 9th Grade$2,499$2,499$0
Overall$40,341$32,702$44,091
Some College$43,182$32,250$57,543

$40,341

Average Earnings

$32,702

Average Male

$44,091

Average Female

Van Buren Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Buren Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Van Buren Language

50.69% of Van Buren residents speak only English, while 49.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 47.94% of the population.

Van Buren Language

Van Buren Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,41937626.5%
Black832732.53%
Asian1919100%
Native44100%

27.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.42%

Male Poverty Rate

28.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Buren

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Buren is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Buren is White, with 26.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.55%.

Van Buren Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade70.97%
Some College25.9%
High School18.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%

Van Buren Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed0%

Van Buren Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Buren Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$60,833$107,526
Households$34,263$63,442
Married Families$77,917$-999,999,999
Non Families-$28,084

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Van Buren Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Buren Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Van Buren Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Van Buren Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Van Buren Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

97

Number of Veterans

78

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam71
Korea4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Van Buren Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7457
75+25
55 to 6415
18 to 340
35 to 540

Van Buren Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White977.26%

Van Buren Veterans by Race

Van Buren Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

47.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Buren Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.6%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Van Buren Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Van Buren Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Van Buren Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.87%

Born in Van Buren

88.23%

Native Born

11.77%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

8.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.23% of Van Buren residents were born in the United States, with 70.87% having been born in Maine. 3.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Van Buren Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,774462.66%
20231,728462.73%
20221,682865.39%
20211,59660.38%
20201,590-93-5.53%
20191,683-4-0.24%
20181,687271.63%
20171,660-6-0.36%
20161,666-211-11.24%
20151,877-122-6.1%
20141,999-48-2.34%
20132,047-159-7.21%
20122,206-272-10.98%
20112,47854127.93%
20101,93700%

Van Buren Population by Year