Van Buren, AR
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Van Buren is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 23,081 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Van Buren is the 22nd largest community in Arkansas.

Van Buren is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Van Buren is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Buren who work in office and administrative support (13.18%), sales jobs (12.17%), and healthcare (9.00%).

In terms of college education, Van Buren is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.22% of adults 25 and older in Van Buren have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Van Buren in 2010 was $20,936, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,744 for a family of four. However, Van Buren contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Van Buren is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Van Buren home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Van Buren residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Van Buren also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Van Buren include Irish, German, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Van Buren is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.