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Van Buren County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2017: 75,353 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 76,263 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,165
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,368
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,253
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,395 (it was 5,729 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 611 sq. mi.

Water area: 479.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 123 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Van Buren County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.7%), Construction (16.3%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%), Manufacturing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Van Buren County, MI (2017)
    • 60,98280.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,73211.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,3783.1%Two or more races
    • 2,2202.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4800.6%Asian alone
    • 2550.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2250.3%Some other race alone
    • 810.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 37,327  (49.5%)
Females: 38,026  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Van Buren County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,971 ($39,365 in 1999)
This county:

$52,971
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $769)
This county:

$537
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $136,200 (it was $90,100 in 2000)
Van Buren:

$136,200
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,800 - $223,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,097
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 469

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 198
  • Thefts: 421
  • Auto thefts: 53

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 50
  • Burglaries: 229
  • Thefts: 430
  • Auto thefts: 148
Van Buren County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 374 buildings, average cost: $73,700
  • 1998: 431 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1999: 464 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2000: 412 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2001: 397 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2002: 389 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2003: 428 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2004: 474 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2005: 454 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2006: 251 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2007: 156 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2008: 111 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2010: 72 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2012: 69 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2013: 74 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2014: 81 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2015: 132 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2016: 102 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2017: 148 buildings, average cost: $222,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Van Buren, MI residents
Average permit cost in Van Buren, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,069 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,921 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Van Buren, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Van Buren, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Van Buren, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
Van Buren County:

11.7%
Michigan:

14.2%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.1% for American Indian residents, 55.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.0 years old
(Males: 41.4 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 51.2 years old, American Indian residents: 28.6 years old, Asian residents: 42.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.5 years old)

Area name: Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Van Buren County is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $813 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Haven, Paw Paw, Mattawan, Hartford, Bangor, Lawton, Decatur, Lawrence, Gobles, Bloomingdale.

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

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Neighboring counties: Berkshire County, Massachusetts , Allegany County, New York , Broome County, New York , Warren County, Pennsylvania , Wayne County, Pennsylvania , Rock County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Michigan:

4.4%

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

Current college students: 2,430
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,348 (20.5% naturalized citizens)

Van Buren County:

4.4%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7072010 or later
  • 8432000 to 2009
  • 1,0001990 to 1999
  • 6981980 to 1989
  • 3711970 to 1979
  • 597Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,805
  • One, attached: 277
  • Two: 698
  • 3 or 4: 791
  • 5 to 9: 915
  • 10 to 19: 342
  • 20 to 49: 835
  • 50 or more: 144
  • Mobile homes: 4,369
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Van Buren County with a mortgage: 13,131 (219 second mortgage, 1,404 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,962

Here:

61.9% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Van Buren County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,9437
Evangelical Protestant7,57568
Mainline Protestant5,33729
Other5779
Black Protestant4944
None49,332-
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: 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Van Buren County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 61
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Van Buren County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

28.5%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Van Buren County:

Average size of farms: 152 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,382
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $791.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,671
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,513
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.79%
Corn for grain: 31870 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 804 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 29321 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10,553 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10,281 acres

Earthquake activity:

Van Buren County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% 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 280.7 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 256.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 255.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 295.6 miles away from Van Buren County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 301.6 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:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 08, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-631: September 08, 1980, FEMA Id: 631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: May 16, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-621: May 16, 1980, FEMA Id: 621, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3030: February 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-465: April 26, 1975, FEMA Id: 465, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 12, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-371: April 12, 1973, FEMA Id: 371, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Van Buren

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,233 (80.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,261 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 171 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 102 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,020 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,480 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (57%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren County


  • American (14%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 880 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 386 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in other group homes
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Van Buren County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 321 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 208 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 154 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 148 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,170.

6.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.85% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($36,447 average AGI)
1.70% relocated from other states ($17,250 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

1.70%
Michigan average:

1.59%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  2.13% ($63,000 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.69% ($35,636)
from Berrien County, MI  0.61% ($41,097)
from Cass County, MI  0.28% ($31,914)
from Cook County, IL  0.18% ($75,981)
from Kent County, MI  0.16% ($39,261)
from Ottawa County, MI  0.15% ($36,667)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($32,959 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($11,916 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

1.49%
Michigan average:

1.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  2.24% ($47,005 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.67% ($33,098)
to Allegan County, MI  0.63% ($45,722)
to Cass County, MI  0.32% ($33,835)
to Kent County, MI  0.18% ($39,096)
to Ottawa County, MI  0.15% ($41,581)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.11% ($32,125)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
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: 12,510 (9,963 aged, 2,547 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,465 (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, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (803)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (794)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (783)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (524)
  • Congestive heart failure (321)
  • Unspecified dementia (276)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (257)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (220)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (200)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,579
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 264
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,831

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 953
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.7
  • Other - 57.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 75,353
  • In family households: 62,809 (9,236 male householders, 10,870 female householders)
    15,078 spouses, 20,938 children (18,997 natural, 717 adopted, 1,224 stepchildren), 2,454 grandchildren, 597 brothers or sisters, 412 parents, 1,254 other relatives, 1,970 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,106 (4,576 male householders (3,629 living alone)), 4,355 female householders (3,720 living alone)), 2,175 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,438

Size of family households: 8,111 2-persons, 4,558 3-persons, 3,832 4-persons, 1,757 5-persons, 858 6-persons, 990 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,349 1-person, 1,084 2-persons, 370 3-persons, 116 4-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

10,848 married couples with children.
3,959 single-parent households (1,484 men, 2,475 women).

90.7% of residents of Van Buren speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $379,473,000 ($4,832 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,197,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $176,955,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $86,390,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,022,000
Federal grants: $93,735,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,206,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,164,000 ($407,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,333,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,996,000
Federal Government insurance: $80,075,000

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

Births: 5,315
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,567
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +492
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +403
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Van Buren County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.41 millions of gallons per day (70% from ground, 30% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • 5642014 or later
  • 3662010 to 2013
  • 4,5162000 to 2009
  • 5,7561990 to 1999
  • 4,8611980 to 1989
  • 5,6241970 to 1979
  • 3,7791960 to 1969
  • 3,3401950 to 1959
  • 1,8961940 to 1949
  • 6,5251939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • 391 room
  • 1562 rooms
  • 6053 rooms
  • 2,4714 rooms
  • 4,2645 rooms
  • 4,5106 rooms
  • 2,8857 rooms
  • 2,3688 rooms
  • 4,7959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • 121 room
  • 3452 rooms
  • 1,0773 rooms
  • 1,4084 rooms
  • 1,5755 rooms
  • 1,1306 rooms
  • 5987 rooms
  • 4568 rooms
  • 3439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • 39no bedroom
  • 5661 bedroom
  • 4,7952 bedrooms
  • 10,6133 bedrooms
  • 4,3354 bedrooms
  • 1,7455+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Michigan
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1,4891 bedroom
  • 2,7022 bedrooms
  • 2,2433 bedrooms
  • 4804 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County, Michigan 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
  • 186no vehicle
  • 5,2771 vehicle
  • 9,6202 vehicles
  • 4,1683 vehicles
  • 1,8374 vehicles
  • 1,0055+ 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
  • 987no vehicle
  • 2,2331 vehicle
  • 2,4762 vehicles
  • 8873 vehicles
  • 2894 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles

89.5% of Van Buren County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Michigan.

Van Buren County:

89.5%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 55,463
  • Other state: 16,276
  • Northeast: 761
  • Midwest: 10,023
  • South: 3,942
  • West: 1,550
Year householders moved into unit in Van Buren County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Van Buren County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.4%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.5%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.4%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,101
Here:

13.2%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 132
Here:

3.1%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 486
Here:

16.9%
Michigan:

15.3%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,868,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,213,000
    General - Other: $7,635,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,292,000
    Police Protection: $3,973,000
    Health - Other: $3,418,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,698,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,386,000
    Financial Administration: $1,319,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $192,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,377,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $341,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,839,000
    Other: $2,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,155,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $827,000
    Rents: $716,000
    General Revenue - Other: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $238,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $128,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,128,000
    Transit Utilities: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,655,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,166,000
    Other: $2,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,535,000
    Public Welfare: $583,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,850,000
    Other License: $219,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,484,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $773,000

Van Buren County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,868,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,213,000
    General - Other: $7,635,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,292,000
    Police Protection: $3,973,000
    Health - Other: $3,418,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,698,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,386,000
    Financial Administration: $1,319,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $192,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,377,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $341,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,839,000
    Other: $2,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,155,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $827,000
    Rents: $716,000
    General Revenue - Other: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $238,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $128,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,128,000
    Transit Utilities: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,655,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,166,000
    Other: $2,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,535,000
    Public Welfare: $583,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,850,000
    Other License: $219,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,484,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $773,000

Van Buren County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,868,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,213,000
    General - Other: $7,635,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,292,000
    Police Protection: $3,973,000
    Health - Other: $3,418,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,698,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,386,000
    Financial Administration: $1,319,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $192,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,377,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $341,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,839,000
    Other: $2,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,155,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $827,000
    Rents: $716,000
    General Revenue - Other: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $238,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $128,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,128,000
    Transit Utilities: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,655,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,166,000
    Other: $2,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,535,000
    Public Welfare: $583,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,850,000
    Other License: $219,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,484,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $773,000

Van Buren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,868,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,213,000
    General - Other: $7,635,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,292,000
    Police Protection: $3,973,000
    Health - Other: $3,418,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,698,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,386,000
    Financial Administration: $1,319,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $192,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,377,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $341,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,839,000
    Other: $2,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,155,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $827,000
    Rents: $716,000
    General Revenue - Other: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $238,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $128,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,128,000
    Transit Utilities: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,655,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,166,000
    Other: $2,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,535,000
    Public Welfare: $583,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,850,000
    Other License: $219,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,484,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $773,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,935
  • Number of aged recipients: 123
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,812
  • Number of recipients under 18: 281
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,347
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 307
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 746
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 925
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED245$106,094246$144,4021,646$147,916130$54,938337$196,774114$76,579
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$113,10025$119,160152$132,50015$14,20020$138,20014$56,429
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$106,02342$129,167600$148,398104$32,83789$190,32663$75,286
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$110,20033$124,727332$146,55417$54,82431$191,19417$87,059
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$126,2865$213,80067$132,1344$45,25011$226,8189$64,444
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$135,03845$188,6223$162,0001$128,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$205,40017$154,1183$154,0001$95,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$150,42910$227,7001$90,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$291,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$115,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Van Buren, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Van Buren, MI - Value
Most common first names in Van Buren County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John50375.2 years
Mary40278.5 years
William40074.5 years
Robert36871.5 years
James34770.6 years
Charles30673.6 years
George26077.2 years
Helen22380.4 years
Frank21178.2 years
Dorothy19677.9 years
Most common last names in Van Buren County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23776.0 years
Johnson18176.7 years
Williams12073.3 years
Brown11575.2 years
Miller9674.6 years
Davis8174.5 years
Jones6274.0 years
Anderson5577.6 years
White5475.0 years
Clark5273.9 years
Businesses in Van Buren County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's7
AutoZone1Menards1
Burger King2Nike1
Chevrolet2Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Curves4RadioShack1
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Decora Cabinetry2Subway7
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx3Taco Bell2
Ford2True Value2
Goodwill1U-Haul4
H&R Block4UPS5
Holiday Inn1Walgreens2
Jimmy John's1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1

Van Buren County on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"