Van Buren, IN

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Van Buren Profile


Overview

Van Buren is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 790 people and just one neighborhood, Van Buren is the 357th largest community in Indiana. Van Buren has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Van Buren, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.32% of Van Buren’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Van Buren is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Buren who work in office and administrative support (19.01%), food service (10.16%), and sales jobs (9.11%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Van Buren’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Van Buren has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Van Buren has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Van Buren than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Van Buren may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Van Buren doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Van Buren Demographics

The rate of college-level education in Van Buren is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.33% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Van Buren in 2018 was $19,721, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,884 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Van Buren include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and British.

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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AGE OF Van Buren, IN HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IN* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Eastbrook High School
560 S 900 E
Marion, IN 46953
09-12
Eastbrook Junior High School
560 S 900 E
Marion, IN 46953
07-08
Eastbrook South Elementary School
694 S Second St
Upland, IN 46989
KG-06
Eastbrook North Elementary School
504 S First St
Van Buren, IN 46991
KG-06
Early Childhood Center School
504 S First St
Van Buren, IN 46991
PK-PK
Allen Elementary School
1115 E Bradford St
Marion, IN 46952
PK-04
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

MARION COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Indiana

(10 is best)

Better than of IN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 71.7% 48.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 67.6% 40.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.0% 7.4%

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EASTBROOK COMMUNITY SCH CORP


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District Quality Compared to Indiana

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Better than of IN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 39.4% 48.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 31.7% 40.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 7.4%

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