Van Buren, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Van Buren, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Van Buren had a population of 810 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.9956 and longitude -91.0146 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Van Buren 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.

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Van Buren, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 810
Population in Households 786
Population in Familes 574
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 405
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $27,051
Average Household Income $43,086
Per Capita Income $19,439


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $122,024
Average Home Value $144,730


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.4%
Households -0.2% -0.45%
Families 0.0% -0.62%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 2018 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 # 405 61st
Population Density # 779 25th
Diversity Index # 385 62nd
Median Household Income # 997 3rd
Per Capita Income # 825 20th

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