Van Buren County MI Information


Van Buren County Subdivisions

Van Buren County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 75,917
Population in Households 75,040
Population in Familes 61,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 877
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 28,871
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 20,184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,203 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,668 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,317 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $129,135
Average Home Value $170,874


Median Household Income $45,745
Average Household Income $58,794
Per Capita Income $22,681
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.02%
Households -0.03% 0.0%
Families -0.2% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Van Buren County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Buren County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 70th
Population Density1 # 28 67th
Diversity Index2 # 13 86th
Median Household Income # 30 65th
Per Capita Income # 47 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.