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People

Total Population 1,877
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 27.1%
Employed Population 16+ 569
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,844
% Above Poverty Level 65.3%
% Below Poverty Level 34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.9%
Median Gross Rent $401
Median House Value $62,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 5.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station PRESQUE ISLE
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
Station BRIDGEWATER
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caswell 283 $31,875
Grand Isle 495 $50,833
Limestone 1,257 $40,469
New Sweden 626 $53,036
St. Agatha 646 $51,875
Stockholm 240 $41,250

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

Van Buren Public Libraries

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

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Van Buren High Schools

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VAN BUREN DISTRICT SECONDARY SCH
321 MAIN STREET
207-868-5274
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

VAN BUREN REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CTR
319 MAIN STREET
207-868-2746
A Vocational School

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