Van Buren is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 23,683 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Van Buren is the 22nd largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Van Buren is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Van Buren is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Buren who work in sales jobs (12.36%), office and administrative support (9.84%), and healthcare (8.10%).
Also of interest is that Van Buren has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Van Buren citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.04% of adults 25 and older in Van Buren have a college degree.
The per capita income in Van Buren in 2018 was $25,705, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,820 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 13.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Van Buren include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Van Buren is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.