Van Buren County, Iowa
|Van Buren County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||President Martin Van Buren|
490.55 sq mi (1,271 km²)
484.82 sq mi (1,256 km²)
5.73 sq mi (15 km²), 1.17%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Footnotes: Population |
Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 7,570 in the 2010 census, a decline from 7,809 in the 2000 census. The county seat is Keosauqua, which contains the oldest continuously operational courthouse in the state of Iowa, and second oldest in the United States.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 490.55 square miles (1,270.5 km2), of which 484.82 square miles (1,255.7 km2) (or 98.83%) is land and 5.73 square miles (14.8 km2) (or 1.17%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Jefferson County (north)
- Henry County (northeast)
- Lee County (east)
- Clark County, Missouri (southeast)
- Scotland County, Missouri (southwest)
- Davis County (west)
Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named for President Martin Van Buren.
2010 census 
The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,570 in the county, with a population density of 15.614/sq mi (6.029/km2). There were 3,670 housing units, of which 3,108 were occupied.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,809 people, 3,181 households, and 2,163 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,581 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.62% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,181 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,094, and the median income for a family was $36,420. Males had a median income of $27,379 versus $20,925 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,748. About 8.70% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.
According to the 1850 US Census Records.
Census-designated places 
Unincorporated communities 
See also 
- "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
- "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
- "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.
- Van Buren County
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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|Davis County||Lee County|
|Scotland County, Missouri||Clark County, Missouri|