Van Buren County is located in central Tennessee. The County Seat is Spencer and the largest city is Spencer. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.vanburencountytn.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,633 and the 2010 census population was 5,548. The land area is 273.42 square miles and there are 20.3 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 79.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,400, there are 2,097 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,450, the median household income is $33,547, and 22.5% of the persons in Van Buren County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 528. Retail sales (in $1000) were $9,185, and sales per capita were $1,692. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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