About This Place
Van Buren is a city in Carter County, Missouri, United States. The population was 845 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is the county seat of Carter County. The city was organized in 1830 and was named for United States Secretary of State (and later President) Martin Van Buren.
Van Buren is located at 37°0′13″N 91°0′55″W / 37.00361°N 91.01528°W / 37.00361; -91.01528 (37.003594, -91.015230). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 845 people, 390 households, and 223 families residing in the town. The population density was 422.6 people per square mile (163.1/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 220.0 per square mile (84.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.69% White, 0.36% African American, 0.83% Native American, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.