Van Buren, Maine

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Van Buren, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Van Buren Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Van Buren Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Van Buren Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Van Buren, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 2
People Living Alone 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Van Buren Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 266 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 365 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04785
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.157
Longitude -67.935

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 VAN BUREN 2
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 48 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 51.4 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
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Van Buren Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,631 100%
Male 1,231 46.8%
Female 1,400 53.2%
Under 18 520 19.8%
18+ 2,111 80.2%
65+ 582 22.1%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 2.73
White 2,594 98.6%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.3%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 21 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.7%

Estimated Van Buren Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,502
Growth -129
Growth % -4.9%

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
French Canadian 45.8%
US/American 23.3%
French (except Basque) 20.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Irish 1.6%
English 1.3%
Canadian 1.3%
German 0.8%
Syrian 0.6%
Acadian/Cajun 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Northern European 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Van Buren 2,631 $29,458
Caswell 326 $23,000
Grand Isle 518 $34,875
Limestone 2,361 $39,135
New Sweden 621 $42,563
St. Agatha 802 $36,691
Stockholm 271 $36,750

Van Buren Public Libraries

Van Buren - Morneault Memorial Library
Van Buren, Maine
(207) 868-5076

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Van Buren High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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Van Buren Colleges

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Hancock, New York 82.9   32.4% 24.4% 13.9% 20 $36,083 4.4% 3.1% 1,189 15.6% 16.8 5.1% 5.9
2. Waynesboro, Tennessee 80.8   35.9% 19.9% 11.5% 22 $33,917 6% 3% 2,228 16.3% 27.8 0.7% 5.8
3. Greybull, Wyoming 77.4   30.4% 17.1% 13.7% 14 $36,964 5.8% 3.8% 1,815 14.7% 23.1 1.6% 4.4
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