Van Buren is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 834 people and just one neighborhood, Van Buren is the 331st 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
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 town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Buren who work in food service (16.01%), office and administrative support (15.11%) and healthcare (7.55%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Van Buren is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.