Van Buren County, Arkansas
|Van Buren County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 11, 1833|
|Named for||Martin Van Buren|
|• Total||724.32 sq mi (1,876 km2)|
|• Land||711.51 sq mi (1,843 km2)|
|• Water||12.81 sq mi (33 km2), 1.77%|
|• Density||24/sq mi (9.38/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population is 17,295. The county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation and Arkansas's admission to the union. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 724.32 square miles (1,876.0 km2), of which 711.51 square miles (1,842.8 km2) (or 98.23%) is land and 12.81 square miles (33.2 km2) (or 1.77%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 65
- Arkansas Highway 9
- Arkansas Highway 16
- Arkansas Highway 27
- Arkansas Highway 92
- Arkansas Highway 95
- Arkansas Highway 110
- Arkansas Highway 124
- Arkansas Highway 254
- Arkansas Highway 285
- Arkansas Highway 330
- Arkansas Highway 336
- Arkansas Highway 337
- Arkansas Highway 356
- Searcy County (north)
- Stone County (northeast)
- Cleburne County (east)
- Faulkner County (southeast)
- Conway County (southwest)
- Pope County (west)
National protected area
- Ozark National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,192 people, 6,825 households, and 4,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 9,164 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.79% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, but the percentage could increased 3 or 4 times by seasonal migrant laborers in the county's shiitake mushroom harvest and hospitality jobs provided by the Fairfield Bay resort hotel.
There were 6,825 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,004, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $25,821 versus $18,862 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,603. About 11.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Van Buren County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. 
|Population (2010 census)||Population
|Choctaw||90789||00069764||Clinton (small part)||1,226||58.20||22.47||23.244||60.20||21.066||54.56||2.178||5.641|
|Indian Rock||91830||00069771||Fairfield Bay||2,227||160.85||62.10||13.914||36.04||13.845||35.86||0.069||0.1787|
|Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: County Subdivisions in Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Van Buren County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05141_van_buren/BAS11C20514100000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110726.
||Searcy County||Stone County|
|Pope County||Cleburne County|
|Conway County||Faulkner County|