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Welcome to Van Buren ...

Van Buren is located in Aroostook County<1>.

The location of Van Buren has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Van Buren has a population of 1,997 people<3> (see below for details).

Van Buren is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Van Buren lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Van Buren and travel east, you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Van Buren lies within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Van Buren: 04785<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Van Buren had an population of 1,997 people. This is a decrease of 8.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Van Buren had a population of 2,171 people. This makes Van Buren the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Van Buren represents 0.16% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 159th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,171 people, the population of Van Buren decreased 17.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,631 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Van Buren.

Communities Also Named Van Buren ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Van Buren - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Van Buren.

Communities near Van Buren ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Van Buren.

  • Grand Falls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls
    • Grand Falls lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Van Buren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Falls<8>
  • Limestone [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Van Buren
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<8>
  • Grand Falls Parish
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Parish
    • Grand Falls Parish lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Van Buren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls Parish
  • Sainte Anne de Madawaska
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Anne de Madawaska
    • Sainte Anne de Madawaska lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Van Buren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Anne de Madawaska came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sainte Anne de Madawaska
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Drummond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drummond
      • Drummond lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drummond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drummond
    • Saint Basile
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Basile
      • Saint Basile lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Basile came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Basile
    • Riviere Verte
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riviere Verte
      • Riviere Verte lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riviere Verte came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riviere Verte
    • Riviere Verte Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riviere Verte Parish
      • Riviere Verte Parish lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riviere Verte Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riviere Verte Parish
    • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Agatha
      • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Van Buren
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Agatha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Agatha<8>
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Van Buren
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Van Buren. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Van Buren.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Van Buren. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Van Buren.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van Buren. See our Newspapers Page for Van Buren.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van Buren ...

Looking for more information about Van Buren? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Van Buren, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Van Buren.

Adding Van Buren to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Van Buren in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Van Buren was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Van Buren on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Van Buren on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van Buren. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Van Buren.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Buren - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Van Buren). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Van Buren or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Van Buren) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Van Buren. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Van BurenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Buren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1573, Longitude: -67.9353       In this case, the coordinates for Van Buren have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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