Van Buren County, Iowa Population 2024

7,246

Van Buren County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 7,246 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Van Buren County, Iowa is the 89th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 7,577 and has seen a growth of -4.37% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,221-5-0.07%
20287,226-5-0.07%
20277,231-5-0.07%
20267,236-5-0.07%
20257,241-5-0.07%
20247,246-5-0.07%
20237,251-5-0.07%
20227,256-5-0.07%
20217,261440.61%
20207,2171732.46%
20197,044360.51%
20187,008-147-2.05%
20177,155-88-1.21%
20167,243-54-0.74%
20157,297-93-1.26%
20147,390-44-0.59%
20137,434-15-0.2%
20127,449-63-0.84%
20117,512-65-0.86%
20107,577
19907,676-950-11.01%
19808,626-17-0.2%
19708,643-1,135-11.61%
19609,778-1,229-11.17%
195011,007-1,046-8.68%
194012,053-550-4.36%
193012,603-1,457-10.36%
192014,060-960-6.39%
191015,020-2,334-13.45%
190017,3541,1016.77%
189016,253-790-4.64%
188017,043-629-3.56%
187017,6725913.46%
186017,0814,81139.21%
185012,2706,12499.64%
18406,146-1,075-14.89%
showing: 36 rows
2024 Growth Rate
-0.07% (-5)
County Website
Van Buren County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
7,577
Area
485 mi²
Density
15 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.37% (-331)
Founded
December 7, 1836

Van Buren County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,98296.88%
Two or more races1041.44%
Asian460.64%
Other race430.6%
Black or African American300.42%
Native American20.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Van Buren County, Iowa Population by Race

Van Buren County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Van Buren County, Iowa Median Age

45

Total

44.6

Male

47

Female

Van Buren County, Iowa Adults

There are 5,567 adults, (1,700 of whom are seniors) in Van Buren County, Iowa.

Van Buren County, Iowa Age Dependency

86.4

Age Dependency Ratio

44

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Buren County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female3,52048.84%
Male3,68751.16%

Van Buren County, Iowa Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8422.583.416.6
Married1,5653.1891.28.8
Non Family9821.275.324.7
Female2233.177030
Male723.4466.733.3
showing: 5 rows

3.12

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

83.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Van Buren County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Van Buren County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 asian people with a rate of 95.65%.

Van Buren County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,780

Average Earnings

$44,067

Average Male

$30,455

Average Female

Van Buren County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Buren County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Van Buren County, Iowa Language

90.34% of Van Buren County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 9.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9% of the population.

Van Buren County, Iowa Language

Van Buren County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,80973710.82%
Multiple1012423.76%
Hispanic1152219.13%
Other431330.23%
Black25312%
Asian4624.35%
Native2150%
showing: 7 rows

11.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.51%

Male Poverty Rate

12.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Buren County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Buren County, Iowa is Native, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Buren County, Iowa is Asian, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.93%.

Van Buren County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.57%
Some College12.48%
High School12.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
showing: 4 rows

Van Buren County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.32%
Female Unemployed17.54%
Female Employed5.09%
Male Employed3.67%
showing: 4 rows

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

Van Buren County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Van Buren County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Buren County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Van Buren County, Iowa 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 45-54.

Van Buren County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Van Buren County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

501

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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Van Buren County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Van Buren County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Van Buren County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Van Buren County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Buren County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Van Buren County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Van Buren County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Van Buren County, Iowa 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

72.42%

Born in Van Buren County, Iowa

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Van Buren County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 72.42% having been born in Iowa. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Van Buren County, Iowa Place of Birth

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