Van Buren, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 23,070 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.5%
Males: 10,478  (45.4%)
Females: 12,592  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72956.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,086 (it was $33,608 in 2000)
Van Buren:

$38,086
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,994 (it was $14,948 in 2000)

Van Buren city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,623 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Van Buren:

$110,623
AR:

$109,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $610.

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  • Races in Van Buren, AR (2013)

    Van Buren races chart
    • 17,63176.3%White alone
    • 2,96912.9%Hispanic
    • 1,0614.6%Two or more races
    • 6662.9%Asian alone
    • 5812.5%Black alone
    • 3271.4%American Indian alone

Races in Van Buren detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Van Buren: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (12.3%), United States (10.2%), German (9.4%), Irish (9.2%), Scottish (1.7%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/04/1845

Elevation: 414 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,532 people per square mile   (low).

Van Buren,AR real estate house value index trend

Van Buren, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Van Buren:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Buren city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

917 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

This city:

4.8%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $757 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $633 (0.6%)

Van Buren satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (6.0 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (101.1 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (230.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fort Smith, AR (2.4 miles ), Kibler, AR (2.5 miles ), Moffett, OK (2.6 miles) , Rudy, AR (2.7 miles) , Alma, AR (2.8 miles ), Remy, OK (2.9 miles ), Arkoma, OK (2.9 miles ), Barling, AR (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 156 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1998: 143 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2002: 144 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2003: 172 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 176 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2007: 136 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2011: 82 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2013: 55 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $161,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.44 N, Longitude: 94.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,812 (+16.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,231 (35.5%)

Area code: 479

Van Buren household income distribution Van Buren home values distribution

Crime rates in Van Buren by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000010000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.04.70.00.00.00.04.40.00.0
Rapes 65128197597131016
per 100,000 31.225.159.038.488.431.522.339.030.556.843.469.2
Robberies 464609586667
per 100,000 20.830.219.728.80.040.522.334.726.126.226.030.3
Assaults 285264695347335757509144
per 100,000 145.5261.4314.4331.2246.6211.3147.3247.1248.2218.6394.6190.3
Burglaries 105265250230241202203167196196256231
per 100,000 545.61,332.31,228.31,103.91,121.3908.4906.4723.8853.5856.81,110.0999.3
Thefts 575567580579622600546479441554609552
per 100,000 2,987.62,850.52,849.72,778.82,894.12,698.12,437.92,076.11,920.52,421.62,640.62,387.9
Auto thefts 36414533382914822332724
per 100,000 187.1206.1221.1158.4176.8130.462.534.795.8144.2117.1103.8
Arson 203422411021
per 100,000 10.40.014.719.29.39.017.94.34.40.08.74.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 288.2) 237.5311.2340.1312.7344.4266.7224.3232.0230.5279.5320.3281.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Van Buren detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 59 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Arkansas average:

1.99
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,790 (+24.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Van Buren: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Van Buren, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Van Buren-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Van Buren city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Buren-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 122.6 miles away from Van Buren center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from Van Buren center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 293.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Van Buren topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Miller (outlaw) - Old West, Donald A. Quarles - He served as both Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Secretary of Defense in USA., Arkie Shibley - Country singer, Jim Collier - Football player.

Main business address for: USA TRUCK INC (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Van Buren:

  • SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, EAST MAIN AND SOUTH 20TH STREET)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE OF ARKANSAS (2700 BRYAN ROAD, SUITE A)
  • BROWNWOOD MANOR INC (1404 N 28TH STREET)
  • CRAWFORD HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2010 MAIN STREET)
  • POINTER TRAIL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (228 POINTER TRAIL WEST)
  • VAN BUREN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1404 NORTH 28TH STREET)
  • VAN BUREN NURSING CTR (2228 POINTER TRAIL)

Heliports located in Van Buren:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Buren:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 5 miles; Fort Smith, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 33 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas (about 44 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Northeastern State University (about 49 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 54 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 64 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 70 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high school in Van Buren:

Private high school in Van Buren:

  • VAN BUREN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 54, Location: 2301 FAYETTEVILLE RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Van Buren:

See full list of schools located in Van Buren

Library in Van Buren:

  • CRAWFORD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,029,644; Location: 111 NORTH 12TH STREET; 132,063 books; 7,524 audio materials; 6,850 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Westark College is now University of Arkansas Fort Smith.
  • Westark College is now University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and is in Fort Smith about 3 miles from downtown Fort Smith and 5 miles from downtown Van Buren. Also, Television station KHBS (UHF Ch. 40) is a long time ABC affiliate located in Fort Smith.

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Notable locations in Van Buren: Cedars Country Club (A), Crawford County Industrial Park (B), Goose Harbor Marina (C), Van Buren Public Library (D), King Opera House (E), Van Buren Police Department (F), Crawford County Courthouse (G), Crawford County Art Center (H), Crawford County Sheriff's Office (I), Van Buren Fire Department Station 1 (J), Van Buren Fire Department Station 2 (K), Van Buren Fire Department Station 3 (L), Angel Care Emergency Medical Services - Van Buren (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cloverleaf Plaza Shopping Center (1), North Hills Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Van Buren: USA TRUCK INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Van Buren include: Vista Church (A), Hillcrest Church (B), Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (C), Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church (D), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (E), Church of Christ (F), City Heights United Methodist Church (G), Community Chapel Church of God (H), Community Holiness Lighthouse Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grace Lawn Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Stevenson Cemetery (3), Crow Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Van Buren Water Reservoir (A), Louemma Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lee Creek (A), Garrison Creek (B), Foster Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Van Buren include: Meyer Park (1), Lake Louemma Park (2), Van Buren Municipal Park (3), Van Buren Historic District (4), Lee Creek Public Use Area (5), Pointers Athletic Field (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Doll Museum (701 Main Street) (1), Tower Hall (Museums; 500 Jefferson Street) (2), Van Buren Chamber of Commerce (1103 Eastend Plaza) (3), Arkansas Tourist Information Center (Highway I 40) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Butterfield Trail Inn (Highway 59 South) (1), Comfort Inn (3131 Cloverleaf Street) (2), Holiday Inn Express Van Buren (1903 North 6th Street) (3), Sup 8 Van Buren Ft Smith Area (106 North Plaza Court) (4), Motel 6 (Highway 59 South) (5), Comfort Inn Van Buren (3131 Cloverleaf Street) (6), Kings Way Inn (3109 Alma Highway) (7), Super 8 Motel (106 North Plaza Court) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Van Buren City - District Court City Hall (City Hall) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.35
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.6%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 50.4% for other race residents, 49.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Van Buren in 2010:

  • 291 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Van Buren in 2000:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 79 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Van Buren, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Van Buren (2011 data):

  • Citizens' Bank & Trust Co.: Northridge Drive Branch, Downtown Branch, at 3110 Alma Highway, North Hills Branch, Internet Banking Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $368.7 mil, Deposits: $322.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bank Corp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pointer Trail Branch, Cloverleaf Branch, Van Buren 6th & Webster Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Arvest Bank: Cloverleaf Branch, Rena Road Branch, Van Buren Supercenter Branch. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • First Community Bank of Crawford County: Fayetteville Road Branch at 1010 Fayetteville Road, branch established on 2002/10/10; First Community Bank Of Crawford Cou at 2925 Alma Highway, branch established on 2000/07/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.5 mil, Deposits: $83.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ashley Bancstock Company
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Van Buren Main St Branch at 1412 Main Street, branch established on 2004/05/04; Van Buren Pointer Tr Branch at 515 Pointer Trail East, branch established on 1995/10/02. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • Simmons First National Bank: Van Buren Branch at 1902 Fayetteville Road, branch established on 2005/11/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,849.8 mil, Deposits: $1,513.0 mil, headquarters in Pine Bluff, AR, positive income, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Van Buren Branch at 2721 Alma Highway, branch established on 1995/03/06. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank of Arkansas: Van Buren Branch at 2110 Fayetteville Road, branch established on 2007/03/05. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $2,807.0 mil, Deposits: $2,160.9 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • Allied Bank: Pointer Trail Branch at 112 Pointer Trail West, branch established on 2006/03/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $174.5 mil, Deposits: $144.9 mil, headquarters in Mulberry, AR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Acme Holding Company Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Arkansas average:

11.8

Van Buren travel time to work - commute Van Buren mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Van Buren city (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,526107
Mainline Protestant3,76716
Catholic1,2632
Other6163
None30,776-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Crawford County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Crawford County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Crawford County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

29.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Van Buren:

47.2%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Van Buren:

43.4%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Van Buren:

23.2%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Van Buren:

11.2%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Van Buren:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

54.4%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Van Buren:

78.4%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Van Buren, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 148$620,932$50,3463$4,177
Solid Waste Management 9$493,575$658,1000$0
Sewerage 17$57,140$40,3340$0
Water Supply 18$63,396$42,2640$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$800
Totals for Government 192$1,235,043$77,19010$4,977

Van Buren government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $287,000 ($12.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,391,000 ($146.99)
    Regular Highways: $2,054,000 ($89.03)
    Fire Protection: $1,880,000 ($81.49)
    Sewerage: $1,319,000 ($57.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,176,000 ($50.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $720,000 ($31.21)
    General Public Buildings: $433,000 ($18.77)
    Central Staff Services: $295,000 ($12.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $221,000 ($9.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $201,000 ($8.71)
    Libraries: $66,000 ($2.86)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000 ($7.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($2.73)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($1.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,699,000 ($116.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $286,000 ($12.40)

Van Buren government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,836,000 ($79.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $762,000 ($33.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($2.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $254,000 ($11.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,733,000 ($75.12)
    All Other: $43,000 ($1.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,042,000 ($45.17)
    Interest Earnings: $206,000 ($8.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,005,000 ($173.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $876,000 ($37.97)
    General Support: $444,000 ($19.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,877,000 ($124.71)
    Public Utilities: $990,000 ($42.91)
    Property: $539,000 ($23.36)
    NEC: $271,000 ($11.75)

Van Buren government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,473,000 ($280.58)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,455,000 ($106.42)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $166,000 ($7.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,037,000 ($261.68)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,320,000 ($100.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $135,000 ($5.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $436,000 ($18.90)
    Other, NEC: $166,000 ($7.20)

Van Buren government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,014,000 ($43.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,660,000 ($201.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,213,000 ($139.27)

6.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sebastian County, AR  3.05% ($28,980 average AGI)
from Washington County, AR  0.28% ($25,589)
from Franklin County, AR  0.24% ($38,851)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sebastian County, AR  3.37% ($28,622 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.34% ($40,836)
to Sequoyah County, OK  0.26% ($33,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Buren:

  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHGG (1580 AM; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYR (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFPW (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Buren:

  • KAOW (88.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K209CA (89.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZKZ-FM (106.3 FM; GREENWOOD, AR; Owner: FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKRI (88.1 FM; POCOLA, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KERX (95.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF PARIS, INC.)
  • K254AM (98.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Van Buren:

  • KBBL-CA (Channel 9; WINSLOW, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFDF-CA (Channel 10; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K16ER (Channel 16; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K14JJ (Channel 14; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K36EH (Channel 36; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K43EZ (Channel 43; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K58FB (Channel 58; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: GEORGE W. MATTHEWS, JR.)
  • K66FM (Channel 66; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KPBI-CA (Channel 46; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K34EN (Channel 34; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV34, INC.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KPOM-TV (Channel 24; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59GJ (Channel 59; POTEAU, OK; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Van Buren fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 758m2,487ftTotal length
  • $6,136,000Total costs
  • 919,312Total average daily traffic
  • 20,216Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 451960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Van Buren, AR
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Van Buren)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Van Buren, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Van Buren)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Van Buren)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$105,69127$89,263140$100,80826$31,8931$509,52030$71,0675$7,398
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$98,2801$80,3107$128,6801$4,4300$00$01$18,560
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$98,3858$98,87441$100,5789$18,5710$03$70,2571$101,440
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$73,6100$032$103,2622$47,1050$01$71,4100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$58,1700$05$133,4801$3,1600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00 , 0205.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$91,4984$126,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$48,4601$101,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$61,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.00 , 0205.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Van Buren and their reported violations in the past:

CONCORD WATER & SEWER PFB OF CRAWFORD CO (Population served: 3,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-06-2009 to OCT-07-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
KIBLER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,812, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 187
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Van Buren

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Van Buren, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Buren, Arkansas:

  • Super 8, 106 N Plaza Ct, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 471-8888, Fax: (479) 471-5430
  • Comfort Inn Van Buren, 3131 Cloverleaf St, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 474-2223, Fax: (479) 474-9049
  • Best Western Van Buren Inn, 1903 N 6th St, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 474-8100, Fax: (479) 471-8100
  • Hampton Inn, 1916 N 6TH St, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 471-7447, Fax: (479) 471-7764
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1637 N 12th Ct, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 471-7300, Fax: (479) 471-7304
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1633 N 12th Ct, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956 , Phone: (479) 262-6776, Fax: (479) 262-6944
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Buren, Arkansas
Most common first names in Van Buren, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19571.0 years
Mary16276.4 years
William15874.7 years
John13372.7 years
Charles11370.1 years
Robert10071.1 years
George7275.5 years
Ruby5580.3 years
Ruth4781.9 years
David4166.7 years
Most common last names in Van Buren, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9776.0 years
Jones9171.2 years
Brown8175.9 years
Moore6871.4 years
Williams4775.9 years
Davis4674.1 years
Rogers4576.6 years
Johnson4374.1 years
Young3171.4 years
Wilson2971.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Van Buren, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's3
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In2
Burger King1Sleep Inn1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Cricket Wireless1T-Mobile2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx8U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS7
Hilton1Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1

Van Buren compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Van Buren on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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