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Van Buren is a city in Crawford County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for President Martin Van Buren.
The latitude of Van Buren is 35.436N. The longitude is -94.348W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,154.
The town was a supply point for gold prospectors in 1849.
Site of 1862 Civil War battle
Sections below provide additional information and links about Van Buren demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Smith area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72956 ZIP code.
14% of Van Buren residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Van Buren ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Van Buren was $14,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Van Buren residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Van Buren, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Van Buren include Van Buren Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Van Buren include Van Buren Press Argus
Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Buren political report.
The average commute time for Van Buren workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Van Buren between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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