Van Buren County, TN

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2022 Population
6,182
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.424% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
1.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,730
0.644% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,700
24% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Van Buren County, TN had a population of 6.18k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $44,730. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Van Buren County, TN grew from 6,083 to 6,182, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $44,444 to $44,730, a 0.644% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.501%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.421%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.404%).

None of the households in Van Buren County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Van Buren County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Van Buren County, TN was $132,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in Van Buren County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Buren County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Van Buren County, TN is home to a population of 6.18k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.226% of Van Buren County, TN residents were born outside of the country (14 people).

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.88k people) in Van Buren County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 196 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 31 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Van Buren County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Van Buren County, TN was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.88k ± 19
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    196 ± 72.6
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    31 ± 45.2
0.906%
Hispanic Population
56 people

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.88k people) in Van Buren County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 196 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 31 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.906% of the people in Van Buren County, TN are hispanic (56 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Van Buren County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.226%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14 people

As of 2022, 0.226% of Van Buren County, TN residents (14 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Van Buren County, TN was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    244 ± 100
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    76 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    27 ± 25

Van Buren County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Van Buren County, TN employs 2.45k people. The largest industries in Van Buren County, TN are Manufacturing (578 people), Public Administration (343 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($63,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,565), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,026).

Occupations

2.45k
2022 Value
± 328
−0.69%
1 Year decline
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, TN declined at a rate of −0.69%, from 2.47k employees to 2.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Buren County, TN, are Management Occupations (416 people), Production Occupations (391 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.45k
2022 Value
± 328
−0.69%
1 Year decline
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, TN declined at a rate of −0.69%, from 2.47k employees to 2.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Buren County, TN, are Manufacturing (578 people), Public Administration (343 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Buren County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Van Buren County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,922
Median earning men ± $3,878
$32,417
Median earning women ± $4,157

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,860), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,370), Public Administration ($36,996), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,347).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 27
    Manufacturing
  2. 11
    Retail Trade
  3. 7
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Van Buren County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 80.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.6%), followed by Other (1.2%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Buren County, TN was $132,700 in 2022, which is 0.471 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,000 to $132,700, a 24% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Buren County, TN is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Van Buren County, TN have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Buren County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$132,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,769
$1,956
Median Property Taxes
±$280

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Buren County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Van Buren County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.4% of the housing units in Van Buren County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9252
  2. Census Tract 9250

The following map shows all of the tracts in Van Buren County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,730
Median Household Income
± $9,375
2.43k
Number of Households
± 298

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.43k households in Van Buren County, TN grew to $44,730 from the previous year's value of $44,444.

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Van Buren County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.67%)
  3. Walked (3.47%)

In 2022, 84.7% of workers in Van Buren County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.67%) and those who walked to work (3.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Buren County, TN have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Van Buren County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Buren County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Buren County, TN (1.01k out of 5.95k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Buren County, TN is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.4% of the population of Van Buren County, TN has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 7.09% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.6%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
7.09%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Buren County, TN declined by 9.42% from 18.3% to 16.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.4% in Van Buren County, TN.

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