Van Buren County, Michigan

county in Michigan, United States

Van Buren County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, 75,587 people live here.[2] The county seat is Paw Paw.[3]

Van Buren County
Map of Michigan highlighting Van Buren County
Location within the U.S. state of Michigan
Map of the United States highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°16′N 86°19′W / 42.27°N 86.31°W / 42.27; -86.31
Country United States
State Michigan
Founded1829 (created)
1837 (organized)[1]
Named forMartin Van Buren
SeatPaw Paw
Largest citySouth Haven
 • Total1,090 sq mi (2,800 km2)
 • Land607 sq mi (1,570 km2)
 • Water482 sq mi (1,250 km2)  44%
 • Total75,587
 • Density124/sq mi (48/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)


  1. "Bibliography on Shiawassee County". Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Van Buren County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.