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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Van Buren is a town in Missouri with a population of 921. Van Buren is in Carter County. Living in Van Buren offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Van Buren and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$488
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    724
    500
  • Theft
    1,689
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,417
National
$55,322
Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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