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Van Buren County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 7,472 (all rural); it was 7,809 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,301
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,224
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,524
Renter-occupied apartments: 583 (it was 657 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 485 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Van Buren County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.7%), Construction (21.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 18%
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  • Races in Van Buren County, IA (2017)
    • 7,15291.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1051.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1021.3%Two or more races
    • 270.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 60.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 30.04%Asian alone
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 3,825  (51.2%)
Females: 3,647  (48.8%)
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Average household size:
Van Buren County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,197 ($31,094 in 1999)
This county:

$50,197
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $333 (lower quartile is $229, upper quartile is $422)
This county:

$333
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,169 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Van Buren:

$89,169
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,045 - $130,518
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,010
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

Institutionalized population: 62

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Van Buren, IA residents
Average permit cost in Van Buren, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,460 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,207 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Van Buren, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Van Buren, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Van Buren, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
Van Buren County:

12.7%
Iowa:

10.7%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 38.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 66.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.2 years old
(Males: 43.7 years old, Females: 46.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 21.0 years old, American Indian residents: 24.3 years old, Asian residents: 52.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.3 years old, Other race residents: 11.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Van Buren County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Keosauqua, Farmington, Milton, Bonaparte, Birmingham, Stockport, Cantril, Douds, Leando, Mount Sterling.

Van Buren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Van Buren County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Van Buren County: Holt (A), Bedford Golf Course (B), Taylor County Fairgrounds (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Van Buren County include: Berea Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Maple Grove Church (C), Siam Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Athelstan Cemetery (1), Bedford Cemetery (2), Blue Grove Cemetery (3), Gravity Cemetery (4), Bower Cemetery (5), Pierce Family Cemetery (6), Ferrell-Ross Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilson Lake (A), Lake of Three Fires (B), Bedford Water Supply Lake (C), Lake of the Three Fires (D), Windmill Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ash Branch (A), Brushy Creek (B), Daugherty Creek (C), Rose Branch (D), Middle Branch One Hundred and Two River (E), Lonzo Creek (F), Long Branch (G), West Branch One Hundred and Two River (H), East River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Van Buren County include: Lake Binder Park (1), Sands Timber and Recreation Area (2), French Nature Preserve Wildlife Refuge (3), Siam Tract Park (4), Simmons Tract Park (5), Windmill Lake County Park (6), Wilson County Park (7), Lake of Three Fires State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Davis County , Fremont County , Jay County, Indiana , Mills County , Mercer County, Missouri , Montgomery County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Van Buren, IA
County total employment by year in Van Buren, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Van Buren, IA

Current college students: 171
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 82 (82.6% naturalized citizens)

Van Buren County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 272000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 171980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 23Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.6%

Van Buren County marital status for males Van Buren County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,161
  • One, attached: 39
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 127
  • 5 to 9: 15
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 330
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Van Buren County with a mortgage: 1,194 (17 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,304

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Van Buren County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,41116
Evangelical Protestant1,38513
Catholic2351
None4,539-
Van Buren County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Van Buren County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Van Buren County:

11.73 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Van Buren County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Van Buren County:

Average size of farms: 291 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $55,026
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $168.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,817
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,611
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.73%
Corn for grain: 44222 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1040 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 45817 harvested acres
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Tornado activity:

Van Buren County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1313041.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 20 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Buren County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from Van Buren County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the county 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 279.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from Van Buren County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 253.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 24, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-443: June 24, 1974, FEMA Id: 443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-386: May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: 386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Van Buren

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,818 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 296 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (1.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 175 (6.8%)
  • Worked at home: 186 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (15%)
  • Kazakhstan (14%)
  • Kenya (14%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (10%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Belgium (9%)
  • Mexico (9%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren County


  • German (20%)
  • American (20%)
  • English (9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (8%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Swiss (6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Van Buren County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 84 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
35 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,744.

4.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.53% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($30,397 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($9,968 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

1.20%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, IA  1.01% ($43,778 average AGI)


4.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.61% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($31,557 average AGI)
0.98% relocated to other states ($10,926 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

0.98%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, IA  0.94% ($44,240 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Van Buren County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,679 (1,461 aged, 218 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 128 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Van Buren County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (149)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (140)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (108)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (65)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (56)
  • Senility (49)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (42)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (37)
  • Unspecified dementia (30)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (29)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,725
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 324
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,971

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,400

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,472
  • In family households: 6,310 (1,140 male householders, 893 female householders)
    1,737 spouses, 2,247 children (2,098 natural, 80 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 82 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 49 other relatives, 92 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,043 (447 male householders (400 living alone)), 459 female householders (405 living alone)), 126 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 98

Size of family households: 1,212 2-persons, 253 3-persons, 313 4-persons, 148 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 804 1-person, 94 2-persons.

1,319 married couples with children.
315 single-parent households (95 men, 220 women).

94.6% of residents of Van Buren speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $49,984,000 ($6,483 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $918,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,340,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,432,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,213,000
Federal grants: $6,782,000
Federal procurement contracts: $614,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,603,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $555,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,366,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,898,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 459
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 491
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +21
Here +3 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Van Buren County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • 1182014 or later
  • 922010 to 2013
  • 3302000 to 2009
  • 3501990 to 1999
  • 3811980 to 1989
  • 4451970 to 1979
  • 2291960 to 1969
  • 2281950 to 1959
  • 1361940 to 1949
  • 1,4641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 463 rooms
  • 2694 rooms
  • 5225 rooms
  • 4976 rooms
  • 4327 rooms
  • 3678 rooms
  • 3429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 734 rooms
  • 1165 rooms
  • 756 rooms
  • 377 rooms
  • 268 rooms
  • 249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • 3no bedroom
  • 1371 bedroom
  • 6692 bedrooms
  • 1,1003 bedrooms
  • 4404 bedrooms
  • 1435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1051 bedroom
  • 1612 bedrooms
  • 1303 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 104no vehicle
  • 4761 vehicle
  • 9632 vehicles
  • 5983 vehicles
  • 1954 vehicles
  • 1825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 49no vehicle
  • 2071 vehicle
  • 1382 vehicles
  • 443 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

91.6% of Van Buren County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

Van Buren County:

91.6%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,729
  • Other state: 1,595
  • Northeast: 134
  • Midwest: 1,077
  • South: 152
  • West: 230
Year householders moved into unit in Van Buren County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Van Buren County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.6%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Wood
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 27.2%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

25.2%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

16.5%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

22.3%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Van Buren County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,389,000
    Other: $270,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,184,000
    Regular Highways: $568,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,579,000
    Regular Highways: $2,681,000
    Health - Other: $777,000
    Police Protection: $769,000
    Parks and Recreation: $347,000
    Financial Administration: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $293,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $160,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $375,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,278,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,029,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $339,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,737,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $944,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,429,000
    Public Welfare: $855,000
    Other: $792,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,216,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $313,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $57,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,092,000

Van Buren County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,389,000
    Other: $270,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,184,000
    Regular Highways: $568,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,579,000
    Regular Highways: $2,681,000
    Health - Other: $777,000
    Police Protection: $769,000
    Parks and Recreation: $347,000
    Financial Administration: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $293,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $160,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $375,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,278,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,029,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $339,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,737,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $944,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,429,000
    Public Welfare: $855,000
    Other: $792,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,216,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $313,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $57,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,092,000

Van Buren County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,389,000
    Other: $270,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,184,000
    Regular Highways: $568,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,579,000
    Regular Highways: $2,681,000
    Health - Other: $777,000
    Police Protection: $769,000
    Parks and Recreation: $347,000
    Financial Administration: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $293,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $160,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $375,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,278,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,029,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $339,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,737,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $944,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,429,000
    Public Welfare: $855,000
    Other: $792,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,216,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $313,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $57,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,092,000

Van Buren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,389,000
    Other: $270,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,184,000
    Regular Highways: $568,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,579,000
    Regular Highways: $2,681,000
    Health - Other: $777,000
    Police Protection: $769,000
    Parks and Recreation: $347,000
    Financial Administration: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $293,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $160,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $375,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,278,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,029,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $339,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,737,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $944,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,429,000
    Public Welfare: $855,000
    Other: $792,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,216,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $313,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $57,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,092,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 133
  • Number of aged recipients: 15
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 118
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 90
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 29
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 70
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 50
Most common first names in Van Buren County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert6072.3 years
Mary5881.0 years
William5577.8 years
James5378.4 years
John4779.0 years
Charles4575.8 years
Ruth4180.8 years
Helen3877.8 years
George3879.3 years
Hazel3785.2 years
Most common last names in Van Buren County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5479.6 years
Smith4078.1 years
Brown2781.2 years
Wilson2576.7 years
Nelson2575.3 years
Williams2479.5 years
Davis2077.7 years
Anderson2076.9 years
Johnson1878.6 years
Johnston1882.9 years

Van Buren County on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"