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Van Buren County, AR


Designated Market Area: Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 16,102   ( 1,193 from 2010)
Land area: 709.6 square miles
Population density: 22.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:14,856 92.26% 8.8%
Black:1360.84% 109.2%
Indian:1320.82% 16.8%
Asian:840.52% 44.8%
2+ races:3101.93% 5.1%
Hispanic:5843.63% 22.9%
Total non-White:1,2467.74% 23.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:316 10.0
Deaths:65820.8
Net Migration: 62419.8
Net Immigration: 60.2
Change in White population:-1,426 -8.2
Change in Non-White pop.:233 1.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
17,295
16,28294.14%
650.38%
1130.65%
580.34%
2951.71%
4752.75%
1,0135.86%

2000
16,192
15,55096.04%
500.31%
1180.73%
430.27%
2071.28%
2151.33%
6423.96%

1990
14,008
13,81198.59%
170.12%
930.66%
90.06%
n/a
780.56%
1971.41%

1980
13,357
13,12998.29%
400.30%
350.26%
70.05%
n/a
1441.08%
2281.71%

1970
8,275
8,14398.40%
1031.24%
30.04%
10.01%
n/a
230.28%
132 1.60%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
1,625 10.0
2,07412.8
7214.5
400.2
732 4.5
371 2.3
1990's
NumberRate
1,520 10.9
2,01814.4
2,28416.3
-3-0.0
1,739 12.4
445 3.2
1980's
NumberRate
1,397 10.5
1,549 11.6
869 6.5
n/a
682 5.1
-31 -0.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
4,817 58.2
n/a
4,986 60.3
96 1.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Van Buren County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
49.7
3,089 19.2%
13,013 80.8%
4,257 26.4%
6,833
2.30
4,418 64.7%
3,231 73.1%
411 9.3%
2,415 35.3%

2010
NumberPercent
46.6
3,537 20.5%
13,758 79.5%
3,923 22.7%
7,433
2.30
4,908 66.0%
3,946 80.4%
314 6.4%
2,525 34.0%

2000
NumberPercent
44.0
3,495 21.6%
12,697 78.4%
3,790 23.4%
6,790
2.34
4,750 70.0%
3,968 83.5%
252 5.3%
2,040 30.0%

1990
NumberPercent
43.7
3,112 22.2%
10,896 77.8%
3,326 23.7%
5,662
2.45
4,274 75.5%
3,879 90.8%
167 3.9%
1,388 24.5%

1980
NumberPercent
38.7
3,547 26.6%
9,810 73.4%
2,381 17.8%
4,979
2.67
4,046 81.3%
3,716 91.8%
117 2.9%
933 18.7%

2022 Housing Data for Van Buren County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units9,725 
Median Value$117,900 
Occupied6,83370.3%
Vacant2,89229.7%
Owned5,40579.1%
Rented1,42820.9%
Median Rent$716 
Single-Family Units6,91471.1%
    Detached6,82170.1%
    Attached931.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units5415.6%
Mobile Homes1,96120.2%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Van Buren County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005247.7%
$10,000 to $14,9994556.7%
$15,000 to $19,9994777.0%
$20,000 to $24,9993745.5%
$25,000 to $29,9993925.7%
$30,000 to $34,9994386.4%
$35,000 to $39,9994456.5%
$40,000 to $44,9992353.4%
$45,000 to $49,9993485.1%
$50,000 to $59,9994837.1%
$60,000 to $74,99971410.4%
$75,000 to $99,99986412.6%
$100,000 to $124,9995648.3%
$125,000 to $149,9991902.8%
$150,000 to $199,9992323.4%
$200,000 or more981.4%
Median Household Income45,768 
Per Capita Income26,183 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state94 
Compared to U.S.72 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5858.6%
Public Assistance430.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps6269.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed4,91356.2%
Unemployed2422.8%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force5,15558.9%
Not in Labor Force3,59341.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 43.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,8761,76151.6%
Non-Profit11023232.2%
Self-Employed41421166.2%
Local Government17928738.4%
State Government7717730.3%
Federal Government61233.3%
Total Private + Self2,2901,97253.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.37270834.4%
Total2,6622,68049.8%
Pct. Govt.13.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts4758.8%
Sales and Office Occupations99318.3%
Professional, Technical93717.3%
Service Occupations1,13120.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing260.5%
All others1,89134.8%
White Collar 44.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance90616.7%
Retail trade62311.5%
Manufacturing56510.4%
Accommodation and food services4478.2%
Construction4107.6%
Educational services3967.3%
Transportation and warehousing3516.5%
Other services2474.6%
Public administration2244.1%
Utilities2164.0%
Finance and insurance2154.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1983.6%
Professional, scientific, technical1352.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing1262.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1222.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1072.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation701.3%
Wholesale trade420.8%
Information270.5%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Van Buren County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4742.98%
Puerto Rican250.16%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American90.06%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan90.06%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic420.26%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino320.20%
Japanese180.11%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English14,63596.2%
Spanish4022.6%
Other Asian1090.7%
Tagalog320.2%
German, other Germanic110.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic80.1%
Other Indo-European80.1%
Other10.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish2,86418.0%
American2,80817.7%
German1,99212.5%
English1,94912.3%
French4813.0%
Scottish3942.5%
Italian3842.4%
European3041.9%
Dutch2751.7%
Scotch-Irish2731.7%
Polish1931.2%
Welsh1110.7%
Norwegian1040.7%
Czech810.5%
Scandinavian770.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen15,71598.8%
Not a citizen1851.2%
Native15,66198.5%
Foreign-born2391.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Van Buren County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
655 5.6%1,177 10.0%4,743 40.3%3,222 27.4%1,229 10.4%743 6.3%
  Average years of education: 12.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 655 5.6%
9-12 Years 1,177 10.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 4,743 40.3%
Some College 3,222 27.4%
Bach. Degree 1,229 10.4%
Grad Degree 743 6.3%
Average years of education: 12.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Van Buren County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 5,587 5,082 505 9.0% 6.8%
1991 5,635 5,074 561 10.0% 7.3%
1992 5,840 5,274 566 9.7% 7.0%
1993 5,910 5,420 490 8.3% 6.1%
1994 6,101 5,598 503 8.2% 5.4%
1995 6,107 5,693 414 6.8% 4.9%
1996 6,346 5,943 403 6.4% 5.2%
1997 6,350 5,888 462 7.3% 5.1%
1998 6,242 5,757 485 7.8% 5.1%
1999 6,216 5,861 355 5.7% 4.5%
2000 6,629 6,280 349 5.3% 4.2%
2001 6,797 6,386 411 6.0% 4.8%
2002 6,917 6,473 444 6.4% 5.3%
2003 6,867 6,385 482 7.0% 5.8%
2004 6,932 6,455 477 6.9% 5.6%
2005 6,955 6,524 431 6.2% 5.3%
2006 7,020 6,592 428 6.1% 5.2%
2007 6,964 6,545 419 6.0% 5.4%
2008 6,991 6,533 458 6.6% 5.4%
2009 6,997 6,275 722 10.3% 7.7%
2010 6,469 5,768 701 10.8% 7.9%
2011 6,735 6,021 714 10.6% 7.9%
2012 6,629 5,980 649 9.8% 7.3%
2013 6,530 5,910 620 9.5% 7.1%
2014 6,503 5,988 515 7.9% 5.9%
2015 6,453 6,026 427 6.6% 5.0%
2016 6,113 5,692 421 6.9% 4.0%
2017 6,048 5,715 333 5.5% 3.7%
2018 5,887 5,579 308 5.2% 3.7%
2019 5,780 5,494 286 4.9% 3.5%
2020 5,758 5,349 409 7.1% 6.1%
2021 5,816 5,530 286 4.9% 4.1%
2022 5,960 5,705 255 4.3% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com