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Population (year 2000): 18,986. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,249 (+11.9% change)
Males: 9,095 (47.9%), Females: 9,891 (52.1%)

Crawford County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.6 years
Median household income: $33,608 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,400 (year 2000)

Van Buren, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Van Buren:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.1%)
  • Hispanic (6.0%)
  • American Indian (3.8%)
  • Other race (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (15.1%), Irish (11.8%), German (10.6%), English (6.1%), Dutch (2.2%), French (2.1%).Buren, Arkansas

Elevation: 414 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Van Buren

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Buren city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

4.8% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,790 (+24.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Smith, AR Fort (6.3 miles pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (119.2 miles pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (248.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Smith, AR Fort (6.3 miles AR (7.7 miles Kibler, Rudy, AR (7.7 miles) , Moffett, OK (7.8 miles) , AR (9.0 miles Barling, OK (9.1 miles Arkoma, AR (9.2 miles Alma, AR (9.6 miles Cedarville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 234 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1997: 156 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1998: 143 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2002: 144 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2003: 172 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Latitude: 35.44 N, Longitude: 94.35 W

Area code: 479

Van Buren, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.7%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,949 (+15.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,017 (36.9%)

Crime in Van Buren by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 10.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 8 6 5 12
    per 100,000 15.8 42.1 31.6 26.3 63.2
Robberies 3 4 4 6 4
    per 100,000 15.8 21.1 21.1 31.6 21.1
Assaults 34 43 28 52 64
    per 100,000 179.1 226.5 147.5 273.9 337.1
Burglaries 103 120 105 265 250
    per 100,000 542.5 632.0 553.0 1395.8 1316.8
Thefts 533 650 575 567 580
    per 100,000 2807.3 3423.6 3028.5 2986.4 3054.9
Auto thefts 32 51 36 41 45
    per 100,000 168.5 268.6 189.6 215.9 237.0
210.6 281.7 223.5 309.2 332.4

Average climate in Van Buren, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Van Buren-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Van Buren city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Main business address for: USA TRUCK INC (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)).


Hospital/medical center in Van Buren:
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (EAST MAIN AND SOUTH 20TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Van Buren:
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FORT SMITH (about 7 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)
  • SPARKS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)
  • HARBOR VIEW MERCY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Van Buren, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Van Buren:
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 8 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 41 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Van Buren:
  • STILWELL/CHEROKEE NATION (about 29 miles; STILWELL, OK; ID: O11)
  • SALLISAW MUNI (about 32 miles; SALLISAW, OK; ID: JSV)
  • ROBERT S KERR (about 35 miles; POTEAU, OK; ID: RKR)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 19 $46,275 $29,226 1 $234
Sewerage 17 $44,669 $31,531 0 $0
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Buren:
  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 19 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 44 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; FT enrollment: 6,610)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 4,450)
  • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE (about 114 miles; JOPLIN, MO; FT enrollment: 4,569)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 119 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)
Public high school in Van Buren:
  • VAN BUREN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,173; Location: 2001 POINTER TRAIL; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Van Buren:
  • COLEMAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 726; Location: 821 POINTER TRAIL; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • BUTTERFIELD TRAIL JHS (Students: 666; Location: 319 N. 12 ST.; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 120 NORTHRIDGE DRIVE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • JAMES R. TATE ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 406 CATCHER ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • RENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 720 RENA ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 913 N. 24 ST.; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 605 PARKVIEW ST.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • J. J. IZARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 501 N. 24 ST.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • KING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 400 N. 19 ST.; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CITY HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 301 MT. VISTA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Van Buren:
  • VAN BUREN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: 2301 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Van Buren:
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $639,660; Location: 111 NORTH 12TH STREET; 97,403 books; 2,139 audio materials; 1,372 video materials; 47 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Van Buren: Cedars Country Club (A), Crawford County Industrial Park (B), Goose Harbor Marina (C), King Opera House (D), Crawford County Art Center (E), Crawford County Courthouse (F), Van Buren Public Library (G).

Shopping Centers: North Hills Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cloverleaf Plaza Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Van Buren include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church (B), Wood Memorial Christian Church (C), Vista Church (D), Van Buren Church of Christ (E), Butterfield Church (F), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Grace Lawn Cemetery (1), Stevenson Cemetery (2), Crow Hill Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Louemma Lake (A), Van Buren Water Reservoir (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Foster Branch (A), Lee Creek (B).

Parks in Van Buren include: Lake Louemma Park (1), Meyer Park (2), Pointers Athletic Field (3), Van Buren Municipal Park (4), Van Buren Historic District (5), Lee Creek Public Use Area (6).

Post office: (A).  


Van Buren compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Van Buren:
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHGG (1580 AM; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFPW (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYR (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Van Buren:
  • KAOW (88.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K209CA (89.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKRI (88.1 FM; POCOLA, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKZ-FM (106.3 FM; GREENWOOD, AR; Owner: FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K254AM (98.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Van Buren:
  • KBBL-CA (Channel 9; WINSLOW, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFDF-CA (Channel 10; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K16ER (Channel 16; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K14JJ (Channel 14; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K36EH (Channel 36; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K43EZ (Channel 43; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K58FB (Channel 58; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: GEORGE W. MATTHEWS, JR.)
  • K66FM (Channel 66; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KPBI-CA (Channel 46; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K34EN (Channel 34; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV34, INC.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KPOM-TV (Channel 24; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59GJ (Channel 59; POTEAU, OK; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)

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