Van Buren, AR has a population of 23,155 and is the 1,878th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,507 per sq mi which is 2618% higher than the Arkansas average and 1564% higher than the national average. The median age in Van Buren is 34 which is approximately 11% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Van Buren, 63% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 86% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 61% of Van Buren residents were born in Arkansas, 29% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.