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People

Total Population 1,044
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 374
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,000
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 50%
Median Gross Rent $404
Median House Value $83,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 20.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VAN BUREN RANGER STN
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
Station DONIPHAN
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
Station WAPPAPELLO DAM
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Ellington 1,119 $39,150
Ellsinore 502 $32,404
Grandin 175 $22,031

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Van Buren Public Libraries

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

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Van Buren High Schools

VAN BUREN HIGH
202 W COLLEGE
573-323-4295
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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