A Growing Local Economy:
Dramatic Growth in Retail Sales:
New businesses are moving and expanding into Van, taking advantage of our strategic location, and helping us reach record-breaking numbers! One significant indicator of our growing economy is our increasing sales tax revenue, which is at an all-time high. In fact, last year Van bettered its best year ever (also last year) by 3% and is on pace for even better results this year. With solid economic growth, interstate access, prime available land, and a strategic vision for the future, we’re the perfect place for your new retail venture!
Regional Growth Along I-20 Corridor:
Van resides within a strategic growth corridor of I-20, between two major metropolitan areas, Dallas and Tyler. Communities within this corridor, both from East and West, have almost all experienced significant double-digit growth in population percentage, including Van! And, as this growth trend continues and accelerates, Van is ready to seize the moment with strategic planning already underway!
|City||Pop 2000||Pop 2010||Change||%||Median Household Income|
Population and Workforce
Although Van is a small, down-home type of community, our strategic I-20 location and close proximity to Tyler and Dallas, gives our local businesses access to a sizeable population and workforce! You get the small-town lifestyle you want for your family and all of the resources necessary for business success!
Area Traffic Counts
Strong traffic counts, available land, a thriving local economy, and great business incentives — a perfect home for your business!
High Speed Internet
One of Van’s greatest assets is true High Speed Internet, with a fiber optic cable running the length of Main Street, and world-class wireless internet providers!
|(Ring Study)||Van||15 miles||25 miles||35 miles|
|Population by Race|
|Age 0 to 17||28.7%||24.1%||25%||24.2%|
|18 to 24 Years||9.5%||7.5%||8.9%||9.3%|
|25 to 44 Years||25.2%||21.9%||23.5%||23.3%|
|45 to 64 Years||21%||26.8%||26%||26.5%|
|62 Years and Over||18.5%||23.7%||20.2%||20.4%|
|65 Years and Over||15.7%||19.7%||16.6%||16.7%|
|Median Home Value||$94,600|
IMPORTANT: The rate you see is NOT what you as a business owner or homeowner will pay!
- Homeowners receive a 20% general homestead exemption from city taxes on their primary residence as well as a 20% exemption from Van schools, in addition to the flat, state mandated school exemption of $15,000. You won’t find this many exemptions anywhere else in East Texas!
- And, every new business owner is eligible for tax abatements and 380 agreements, which will reduce your tax burden significantly, making it one of the lowest in the area!
And, you should also know that we are actively working to bring down the tax rate markedly in the next 10 years, committed to doing everything we can to make sizable reduction to the city tax rate.
|Description||Tax Rate Per $100|
|VAN ZANDT COUNTY||0.47007|
|CITY OF VAN||0.69262|
|TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE||0.19993|
|TOTAL PROPERTY TAX:||2.91901|