Van Buren, Indiana

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Van Buren, Indiana

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High Points

Van Buren strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Van Buren Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Van Buren, Indiana

Comparing Van Buren to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Van Buren Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 46991
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.617
Longitude -85.504

Van Buren Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Van Buren Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 935 100%
Male 453 48.4%
Female 482 51.6%
Under 18 269 28.8%
18+ 666 71.2%
65+ 144 15.4%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 2.98
White 910 97.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 8 0.9%
Mixed Race 12 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.4%

Estimated Van Buren Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 870
Growth -65
Growth % -7%

Van Buren Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 12.8%
Irish 12.6%
English 9.6%
Dutch 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Italian 2%
European 1.8%
Polish 1.4%
Finnish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Van Buren, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Landess (46991)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Van Buren 935 $43,182
Gas City 5,940 $42,056
Jonesboro 1,887 $42,036
Marion 31,320 $37,717
Mount Etna 110 $42,500
Upland 3,803 $44,712
Warren 1,272 $41,917

Van Buren Public Libraries

Van Buren Pl
115 S 1ST ST
Van Buren, Indiana
(765) 934-2171
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