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Township Profile2019-03-01T18:31:06+00:00

TOWNSHIP PROFILE

Established in 1835 and named after the eighth U.S. President, Van Buren Township is a premier community with a commitment to providing quality programs and services to residents and visitors. The original population of 500 grew quickly as a result of major improvements to the Township’s infrastructure, including the construction of railroads, formation of Belleville Lake, development of airports, and building of the Bomber Highway (now I-94).
Van Buren Township offers a unique location for business development alongside family oriented neighborhoods and a distinctive downtown business district with a variety of gathering places to enjoy delicious food, history, art and entertainment.
Van Buren Township is also home Belleville Lake, Wayne County’s largest inland lake, covering 1,200 acres, as well as an extensive parks and recreation system that includes five community parks, sledding hill, picnic shelters, walking and biking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, boat launches, fishing piers and a beach.

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Get A Glimpse Of The Van Buren Township Area’s Workforce:

Education and Health Care 21.7%Other Services 4.9%
Manufacturing 16.5%Public Administration 4.7%
Transportation and Warehousing 11.2%Construction 3.3%
Retail Trade 8.9%Wholesale Trade 3.0%
Professional, Management and Administrative 8.4%Information 2.1%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 7.9%Agriculture 1.5%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 5.7%

Current and Future Growth

Van Buren Township prides itself on deliberate growth. The Township’s tradition of sound community master planning has put Van Buren in the perfect position to take advantage of future economic growth with an emphasis on technology on a global scale.

DESIGN PROJECTS

The Van Buren Township DDA is working to continually improve the downtown district with a wide variety of projects and programs designed to address current and future needs of our community.