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Van Buren is a township in Clay County, in the Terre Haute metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Van Buren. For links to other places called Van Buren, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Van Buren is 39.562N. The longitude is -87.06W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,144.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Van Buren demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47853 ZIP code.
21% of Van Buren residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,763, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Van Buren residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Van Buren, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Clay 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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