Living in Van Buren, AR

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Van Buren SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Van Buren, AR Crime Report

905
Total Crimes
3,833.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
49.26%
Above National Average

Van Buren, AR Cost Of Living

82
Van Buren's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Van Buren, Arkansas Info Snack

Van Buren /væn bjrn/ is the second largest city in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat of Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. The city is located directly northeast of Fort Smith at the Interstate 40 - Interstate 540 junction. The city was incorporated in 1845 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 22,791, ranking it as the state's 22nd largest city, behind Searcy.
Population
23,296
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
20.4%
Median Home
$118,700
Median Income
$43,966
Median Rent
$722

Van Buren, AR Photos

Rankings for Van Buren in Arkansas

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Map Of Van Buren, AR

Population over time in Van Buren

Year Population % Change
2017 23,296 0.7%
2016 23,135 -0.1%
2015 23,155 0.7%
2014 22,992 0.2%
2013 22,955 0.3%
2012 22,891 0.7%
2011 22,722 1.0%
2010 22,508 1.2%
2009 22,236 -
Crime/100k Van Buren AR USA
Violent Crime 567.6 543.6 368.9
Murder 4.2 7.2 5.0
Robbery 12.7 52.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 482.9 410.7 246.8
Property Crime 3265.8 2913.0 2199.5
Burglary 931.9 636.8 376.0
Larceny 2062.9 2040.2 1594.6
Car Theft 271.1 236.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Van Buren

White
74.1% (17,251)
African American
2.5% (573)
American Indian
1.2% (269)
Asian
4.5% (1,048)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (6)
Two Or More
3.5% (814)
Hispanic
14.3% (3,335)
Race Van Buren AR USA
White 74.1% 72.7% 61.1%
African American 2.5% 15.3% 12.3%
American Indian 1.2% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 4.5% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 14.3% 7.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Van Buren, Arkansas

Less than $10,000
8.0% (186,854)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.0% (140,008)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.9% (346,978)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (240,582)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.9% (394,354)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (403,882)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.6% (271,283)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.0% (255,668)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (51,080)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (38,906)
Income Van Buren AR USA
Less than $10,000 8.0% 8.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.0% 6.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.9% 12.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 11.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.9% 15.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.6% 10.8% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.0% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 3.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 3.3% 7.0%

Gender in Van Buren

Female
52.5% (12,232)
Male
47.5% (11,064)
Gender Van Buren AR USA
Female 52.5% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Van Buren for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,164)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (2,562)
High School / GED
34.0% (7,920)
Some College
23.0% (5,358)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,863)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (3,028)
Master's Degree
4.0% (931)
Professional Degree
1.0% (232)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (232)
Education Van Buren AR USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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