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Van Buren township, IN map Land area: 34.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 11,434 (67% urban, 33% rural)
Males: 5,541  (48.5%)
Females: 5,893  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 11,281 (7,970 owner occupied, 3,311 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%


Races in Van Buren township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.9%
  • Black: 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 34.5
Median age of females: 35.6

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Average household size: 2.44

Van Buren township:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,256 ($40,594 in 1999)
This township:

$42,256
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $600 (lower quartile is $526, upper quartile is $694)
Here:

$600
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,797 (it was $92,700 in 2000)
Van Buren township:

$127,797
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,333 - $172,371

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,821
Here:

$137,821
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,517
Here:

$126,517
State:

$141,472

In 2-unit structures: $56,347
Here:

$56,347
State:

$103,490

Mobile homes: $59,105
Here:

$59,105
State:

$33,761
Population density: 328 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Van Buren township: Van Buren Township Fire Department Station 9 (A), Van Buren Township Fire Department Station 19 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Van Buren township include: Garrison Chapel (A), Harmony Church (B), South Union Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harmony Cemetery (1), Keller Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 183 (44% naturalized citizens)

Van Buren township:  1.6%
State:  3.1%

48% of Van Buren township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 8523
  • Northeast: 181
  • Midwest: 1185
  • South: 991
  • West: 371

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,000

Van Buren township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.9%

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

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

135 people in nursing homes
18 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,911
  • One, attached: 180
  • Two: 254
  • 3 or 4: 124
  • 5 to 9: 272
  • 10 to 19: 100
  • 20 to 49: 112
  • 50 or more: 176
  • Mobile homes: 714

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,200


Housing units in Van Buren township with a mortgage: 1,689 (190 second mortgage, 198 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 579

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 94
  • 1995 to 1998: 563
  • 1990 to 1994: 488
  • 1980 to 1989: 613
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,444
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,165
  • 1950 to 1959: 202
  • 1940 to 1949: 96
  • 1939 or earlier: 178

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 268
  • 5 rooms: 767
  • 6 rooms: 924
  • 7 rooms: 537
  • 8 rooms: 342
  • 9 or more rooms: 223

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 160
  • 4 rooms: 441
  • 5 rooms: 487
  • 6 rooms: 199
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 544
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,018
  • 4 bedrooms: 449
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 65

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 199
  • 2 bedrooms: 711
  • 3 bedrooms: 500
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 810
  • 2 vehicles: 1,281
  • 3 vehicles: 632
  • 4 vehicles: 211
  • 5 or more vehicles: 95

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

  • no vehicle: 167
  • 1 vehicle: 684
  • 2 vehicles: 546
  • 3 vehicles: 61
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren township:

  • United States or American (23.0%)
  • German (22.9%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • English (9.0%)
  • Italian (2.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.4%)
  • Scottish (2.1%)

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

  • Philippines (26%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Korea (13%)
  • Ghana (10%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (5%)
  • Malaysia (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,542 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 834 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 62 (1%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 191 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

135 people in nursing homes
18 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.5% of residents of Van Buren township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,323
  • In family households: 9,510 (2,301 male householders, 852 female householders)
    2,353 spouses, 3,398 children (3,127 natural, 54 adopted, 217 stepchildren), 136 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 63 other relatives, 354 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,813 (548 male householders (420 living alone)), 914 female householders (749 living alone)), 351 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 152 (134 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,363 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 659 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,169 1-person, 270 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 14 4-persons,

2,022 married couples with children.
714 single-parent households (142 men, 572 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 92
Here:

7.0%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

9.5%
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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