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Van Buren County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2019: 16,744 (all rural); it was 16,192 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,808
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,981
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,537
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,644 (it was 1,288 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 712 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Van Buren County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.8%), Retail trade (12.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Van Buren County, AR (2019)
    • 15,55293.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5383.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3342.0%Two or more races
    • 920.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 790.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 370.2%Asian alone
    • 300.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Males: 8,230  (49.2%)
Females: 8,514  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Van Buren County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,594 ($27,004 in 1999)
This county:

$39,594
Arkansas:

$48,952

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $534)
This county:

$432
State:

$576


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,385 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Van Buren:

$108,385
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,220 - $182,923

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $163,294
Here:

$163,294
State:

$183,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $161,546
Here:

$161,546
State:

$177,096

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,115
Here:

$124,115
State:

$201,203

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,796
Here:

$84,796
State:

$172,391

Mobile homes: $61,410
Here:

$61,410
State:

$68,924

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,627
Here:

$2,627
State:

$53,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $991
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $323

Institutionalized population: 180

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 16

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 18
Van Buren County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $279,700
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $288,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Van Buren, AR residents
Average permit cost in Van Buren, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $734 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $446 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Van Buren, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Van Buren, AR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Van Buren, AR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.6%
Van Buren County:

17.6%
Arkansas:

16.2%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.2% for other race residents, 23.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.9 years old
(Males: 47.9 years old, Females: 50.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.5 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 52.5 years old, Asian residents: 52.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 17.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Van Buren County is $346 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fairfield Bay, Clinton, Dennard, Shirley, Damascus.

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: Cocke County, Tennessee , Haywood County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Arkansas:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 363
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 237 (26.9% naturalized citizens)

Van Buren County:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1462010 or later
  • 402000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 421980 to 1989
  • 131970 to 1979
  • 121Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,412
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 49
  • 3 or 4: 333
  • 5 to 9: 431
  • 10 to 19: 350
  • 20 to 49: 98
  • 50 or more: 223
  • Mobile homes: 2,624
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Housing units in Van Buren County with a mortgage: 2,207 (51 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,200

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

53.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Van Buren County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,65142
Mainline Protestant1,0514
Catholic3542
Other11
None10,238-
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: 2
Van Buren County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Van Buren County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Van Buren County:

9.8%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

27.8%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Van Buren County:

Average size of farms: 218 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,816
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $45.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,304
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,679
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.52%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.97
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.93%
Land in orchards: 24 acres

Earthquake activity:

Van Buren County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 531% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Van Buren County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 244.8 miles away from Van Buren County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4518, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 05, 2013 to December 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4160: January 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4124: June 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4124, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Tropical Storm Ike, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1804: October 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1804, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 02, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1793: September 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 1793, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 02, 2008 to May 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1758: May 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Van Buren

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,751 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 483 (10.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 74 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 171 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 246 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (52%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)
  • Argentina (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren County


  • American (37%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 232 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 130 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,027.

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.22% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($27,604 average AGI)
1.69% relocated from other states ($18,516 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

1.69%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Faulkner County, AR  1.26% ($44,015 average AGI)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.59% ($31,375)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.42% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($36,135 average AGI)
1.87% relocated to other states ($9,368 average AGI)
Van Buren County:

1.87%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Faulkner County, AR  1.50% ($40,074 average AGI)
to Cleburne County, AR  0.54% ($39,655)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Van Buren County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.0%
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: 4,537 (3,595 aged, 942 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 469 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Van Buren County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (414)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (356)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (262)
  • Congestive heart failure (195)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (131)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (118)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (75)
  • Heart disease, unspecified (26)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (23)
  • Essential (primary) hypertension (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 193.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,744
  • Male householders: 3,277 (831 living alone), Female householders: 3,569 (1,224 living alone)
  • 3,629 spouses (3,593 opposite-sex spouses), 288 unmarried partners, (266 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,196 children (3,719 natural, 130 adopted, 342 stepchildren), 555 grandchildren, 139 brothers or sisters, 184 parents, 4 foster children, 282 other relatives, 412 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 190

Size of family households: 2,720 2-persons, 746 3-persons, 708 4-persons, 227 5-persons, 158 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,050 1-person, 187 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

1,980 married couples with children.
727 single-parent households (107 men, 620 women).

98.3% of residents of Van Buren speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $116,887,000 ($7,050 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,099,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,249,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,169,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $350,000
Federal grants: $22,177,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,911,000 ($2,331,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,032,000 ($40,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $467,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,051,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,745,000

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

Births: 891
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,163
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +635
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Van Buren County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 3512014 or later
  • 3712010 to 2013
  • 1,9322000 to 2009
  • 1,9771990 to 1999
  • 1,8491980 to 1989
  • 2,5241970 to 1979
  • 6321960 to 1969
  • 3641950 to 1959
  • 1911940 to 1949
  • 3091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 241 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 1,1294 rooms
  • 1,2495 rooms
  • 1,0886 rooms
  • 7727 rooms
  • 4708 rooms
  • 4439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 1001 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 1823 rooms
  • 3514 rooms
  • 3385 rooms
  • 1936 rooms
  • 1497 rooms
  • 218 rooms
  • 849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 33no bedroom
  • 2211 bedroom
  • 1,6792 bedrooms
  • 2,7413 bedrooms
  • 5624 bedrooms
  • 1655+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 100no bedroom
  • 2021 bedroom
  • 6102 bedrooms
  • 4483 bedrooms
  • 724 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren County, Arkansas 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
  • 91no vehicle
  • 1,4691 vehicle
  • 2,2242 vehicles
  • 9953 vehicles
  • 3934 vehicles
  • 2055+ 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
  • 373no vehicle
  • 6591 vehicle
  • 2742 vehicles
  • 1233 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.2% of Van Buren County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Arkansas.

Van Buren County:

86.2%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 9,608
  • Other state: 6,774
  • Northeast: 188
  • Midwest: 2,709
  • South: 2,246
  • West: 1,652
Year householders moved into unit in Van Buren County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Van Buren County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.1%Electricity
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.1%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 166
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

8.0%
Arkansas:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 51
Here:

18.7%
Arkansas:

17.4%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $604,000
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,530,000
    Police Protection: $2,928,000
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $654,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Libraries: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $611,000
    Health - Other: $256,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $234,000
    General - Other: $230,000
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000
    General Public Buildings: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Hospitals: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
    Health and Hospitals: $120,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $537,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Sale of Property: $506,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $430,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $256,000
    General - Other: $23,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,974,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,428,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $741,000
    Other: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,233,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,645,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000

Van Buren County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $604,000
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,530,000
    Police Protection: $2,928,000
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $654,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Libraries: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $611,000
    Health - Other: $256,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $234,000
    General - Other: $230,000
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000
    General Public Buildings: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Hospitals: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
    Health and Hospitals: $120,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $537,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Sale of Property: $506,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $430,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $256,000
    General - Other: $23,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,974,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,428,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $741,000
    Other: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,233,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,645,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000

Van Buren County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $604,000
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,530,000
    Police Protection: $2,928,000
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $654,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Libraries: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $611,000
    Health - Other: $256,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $234,000
    General - Other: $230,000
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000
    General Public Buildings: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Hospitals: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
    Health and Hospitals: $120,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $537,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Sale of Property: $506,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $430,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $256,000
    General - Other: $23,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,974,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,428,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $741,000
    Other: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,233,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,645,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000

Van Buren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $604,000
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,530,000
    Police Protection: $2,928,000
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $654,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Libraries: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $611,000
    Health - Other: $256,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $234,000
    General - Other: $230,000
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000
    General Public Buildings: $136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,000
    Hospitals: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
    Health and Hospitals: $120,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $537,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,218,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $661,000
    Sale of Property: $506,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $430,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $256,000
    General - Other: $23,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,974,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,428,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,723,000
    General Local Government Support: $741,000
    Other: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,233,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,645,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 586
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 503
  • Number of recipients under 18: 78
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 350
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 158
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 290
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 248
Most common first names in Van Buren County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14673.1 years
William14575.8 years
John12273.4 years
Robert9273.7 years
Mary9081.1 years
George6474.9 years
Charles6075.6 years
Thomas4176.7 years
Roy3672.4 years
Helen3675.9 years
Most common last names in Van Buren County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7376.2 years
Johnson6172.6 years
Williams5976.8 years
Bradford5381.8 years
Brown4781.1 years
Jones3575.8 years
Hall3179.2 years
Ward3078.1 years
Bonds2678.2 years
Martin2574.9 years
Businesses in Van Buren County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Jones New York1Super 81
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1

Van Buren County on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"