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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Van Buren is a suburb of Syracuse with a population of 13,328. Van Buren is in Onondaga County. Living in Van Buren offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Van Buren there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Van Buren and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Van Buren are highly rated.
About Van Buren...
Population
13,328

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Van Buren

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,577
National
$55,322
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Van Buren Reviews

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As I grew up I couldn't have been happier. I was convinced it was the best place ever. Of course, as you see more of the world you begin to realize there are many places that are just as nice at the least. But there are also much, much worse, and this town has always been amazing to me! I love it, and I would recommend living here to anybody at all.
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With a big high school, of course there are some stupid kids who do things that are dangerous to themselves and sometimes others. But day to day life in the part of town in which I live is peaceful, and the number of incidents that are a serious concern are few and far between.
Honestly, you don't hear about much crime, I personally feel safe walking around, because there are always other people out and about. People look out for each other.