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Van Buren, MO

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Van Buren's Livability

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    Job Market
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    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • B
    Commute
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    Weather
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About Van Buren, MO

Van Buren, MO is located in Carter County in the state of Missouri.

The total City Population for Van Buren is about 1,274 with about 240 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $117,159, which is roughly 13% lower than the Average Home Value of $135,153 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 46% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $22,917, which is roughly 58% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $54,319 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 65% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Van Buren Population 1,274
Average Home Value $117,159
Median Household Income $22,917
Median Age 36.5
Unemployment Rate 4%
Politics 84.6% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.28
Male Population Estimate: 41.8%
Female Population Estimate: 58.2%
Median Age: 36.5
Male Median Age: 45.5
Female Median Age: 45.3

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:98.1%
Indian:3.3%
Hispanic:2.3%
Other:0.9%
Asian:0.7%
Black:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.2%

Voting

Carter County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Josh Hawley
U.S. Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
Eric Schmitt
U.S. Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
Mike Parson
State governor
Mike Parson
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 84.6%
Democratic: 14.43%
Libertarian: 0.62%
Green: 0.21%
Other: 0.14%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Van Buren specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Carter County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Carter County: About 430.485 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Carter County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 33% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Van Buren is about 4%.

Missouri is ranked #31 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.26 out of 100.

31st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 43.58

The average living wage for the state of Missouri is $31.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.30/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Missouri a minimum wage score of 56.09 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.15/hr, which gives Missouri a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Missouri is $214.24, resulting in a UI benefit score of 47.41 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Missouri does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Missouri does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Missouri does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Missouri does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Missouri does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Missouri does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Missouri does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Missouri does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Missouri does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Missouri does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Missouri does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Missouri does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Missouri does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Missouri does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Missouri does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Missouri does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Missouri does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Missouri does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 63965
Latitude: 37.008200
Longitude: -91.011300
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 806.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 573