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Van Buren township, IN map Land area: 32.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,144 (29% urban, 71% rural)
Males: 1,498  (47.6%)
Females: 1,646  (52.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,062 (2,637 owner occupied, 425 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%


Races in Van Buren township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.6
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.62

Van Buren township:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,991 ($38,426 in 1999)
This township:

$41,991
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $360 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $436)
Here:

$360
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,265 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
Van Buren township:

$91,265
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,940 - $136,558

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $111,412
Here:

$111,412
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,327
Here:

$141,327
State:

$141,472

Mobile homes: $71,391
Here:

$71,391
State:

$33,761
Population density: 98 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

8.0%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Knightsville, Harmony, Carbon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Van Buren township include: Mount Lebanon Church (A), Ebenezer Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Girton Cemetery (1), Poff Cemetery (2), Pell Cemetery (3), Roberts Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Bowles Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poff Brook (A), Roberts Brook (B), Lena Drain (C), Pell Brook (D), Van Buren Creek (E), Harmony Drain (F), Girton Run (G), Cardonia Run (H), Calcutta Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 22 (36% naturalized citizens)

Van Buren township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

68% of Van Buren township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 2748
  • Northeast: 39
  • Midwest: 170
  • South: 155
  • West: 47

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,300

Van Buren township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

82 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 960
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 20 to 49: 22
  • Mobile homes: 240

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,400


Housing units in Van Buren township with a mortgage: 472 (76 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 234

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 29
  • 1995 to 1998: 90
  • 1990 to 1994: 76
  • 1980 to 1989: 121
  • 1970 to 1979: 186
  • 1960 to 1969: 135
  • 1950 to 1959: 149
  • 1940 to 1949: 97
  • 1939 or earlier: 358

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 148
  • 5 rooms: 255
  • 6 rooms: 263
  • 7 rooms: 153
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9 or more rooms: 40

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 78
  • 5 rooms: 64
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Van Buren township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 287
  • 3 bedrooms: 520
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 116
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 231
  • 2 vehicles: 388
  • 3 vehicles: 220
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 113
  • 2 vehicles: 44
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (25%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren township:

  • United States or American (33.8%)
  • German (19.2%)
  • English (13.7%)
  • Irish (8.2%)
  • European (3.4%)
  • Scottish (2.8%)
  • Dutch (2.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (64%)
  • Japan (14%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • Colombia (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,237 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 258 (17%)
  • Walked: 13 (1%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (4%)

82 people in nursing homes

98.8% of residents of Van Buren township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,105
  • In family households: 2,759 (744 male householders, 151 female householders)
    744 spouses, 987 children (874 natural, 24 adopted, 89 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 30 other relatives, 50 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 346 (122 male householders (106 living alone)), 181 female householders (163 living alone)), 43 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 363 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 207 4-persons, 91 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 269 1-person, 29 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 2 5-persons,

610 married couples with children.
135 single-parent households (41 men, 94 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

9.3%
Indiana:

11.8%

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

4.3%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

12.7%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Van Buren township:

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