Van Buren, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Van Buren, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The Town of Van Buren had a population of 814 as of July 1, 2017. Van Buren ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Van Buren is located at latitude 37.0144 and longitude -91.0069 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Van Buren (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Town of Van Buren (GNIS ID: 2397710) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Van Buren is located within Township of Carter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Van Buren population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Van Buren, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 814
Daytime Population: Workers 989
Daytime Population: Residents 507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,496
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 791
Population in Familes 579
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 407
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $28,104
Average Household Income $42,989
Per Capita Income $19,354


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $116,250
Average Home Value $138,942


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% 0.05%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.07% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Van Buren, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Buren to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 403 61st
Population Density # 781 24th
Diversity Index # 518 50th
Median Household Income # 984 5th
Per Capita Income # 795 23rd

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