Van Buren, Missouri

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Van Buren, Missouri

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Van Buren Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Van Buren Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Van Buren Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Van Buren, Missouri

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Housing Recently Built 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 6
Low Property Crime 5 5

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Van Buren Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 81 miles N of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Carter
Standard Zip Codes 63965
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.995
Longitude -91.014

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)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 45 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 41 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 40.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Van Buren Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 845 100%
Male 377 44.6%
Female 468 55.4%
Under 18 173 20.5%
18+ 672 79.5%
65+ 225 26.6%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 2.76
White 817 96.7%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 18 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.3%

Estimated Van Buren Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth -28
Growth % -3.3%

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
US/American 25.3%
German 18.7%
English 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Irish 9.5%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Welsh 3.6%
Dutch 3.6%
British 2.6%
Scottish 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Italian 1.5%
Polish 1%
European 0.8%
Danish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Nigerian 0.3%
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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:

Chicopee (63965)
Eastwood (63965)
Garwood (63965)
House Creek (63965)
South Van Buren (63965)

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 845 $31,154
Ellington 1,045 $27,443
Ellsinore 363 $27,188
Grandin 236 $22,500
Mill Spring 219 $26,389
Piedmont 1,992 $23,500
Winona 1,290 $24,000

Van Buren Public Libraries

Carter County Library
Van Buren, Missouri
(573) 323-4315

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Van Buren High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

Van Buren Colleges

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