Van Wert, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 83  (38.7%)
Females: 132  (61.3%)
Median resident age:  50.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50262.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,499 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$33,499
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,621 (it was $16,564 in 2000)

Van Wert city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,970 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$60,970
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $85,624; Detached houses: $93,446; Mobile homes: $20,674

Median gross rent in 2016: $707.

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  • Races in Van Wert, IA (2010)

    Van Wert races chart
    • 21894.8%White alone
    • 52.2%American Indian alone
    • 41.7%Two or more races
    • 31.3%Hispanic

Races in Van Wert detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Van Wert: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (24.3%), English (20.3%), German (13.5%), Irish (12.2%), Italian (2.7%), European (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/4/1891

Elevation: 1155 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 649 people per square mile   (low).

Van Wert,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Van Wert:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Wert city:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

6 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Van Wert, Iowa as of November 20, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Van Wert to the number of sex offenders is 96 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $641 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $637 (1.2%)

Van Wert satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (50.7 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (118.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (324.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Weldon, IA (1.9 miles) , Decatur City, IA (3.0 miles) , Leon, IA (3.1 miles ), Grand River, IA (3.1 miles ), Garden Grove, IA (3.2 miles ), Le Roy, IA (3.2 miles) , Osceola, IA (3.4 miles ), Beaconsfield, IA (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 93.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Van Wert household income distribution Van Wert home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-6.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Material moving occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)
  • Transportation occupations (2%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Van Wert: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Van Wert, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Van Wert-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Van Wert city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Wert-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 356.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 344.2 miles away from Van Wert center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 366.8 miles away from Van Wert center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Van Wert topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Van Wert:

  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)

Amtrak station near Van Wert:

  • 12 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Wert:

  • Drake University (about 52 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 59 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 68 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 75 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 80 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa State University (about 81 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 94 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)

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Notable locations in Van Wert: Van Wert Emergency Medical Services (A), Van Wert City Hall (B), Van Wert Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Van Wert include: Assembly of God Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.3%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Iowa average:

10.4

Van Wert travel time to work - commute Van Wert mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Van Wert city (based on Decatur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Van Wert:

45.6%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Van Wert:

35.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Van Wert:

18.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.5%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Van Wert:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Van Wert:

27.2%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Van Wert, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$449
Totals for Government 0$0 7$449

Van Wert government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($93.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($60.47)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($32.56)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($27.91)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($18.60)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($18.60)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.30)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($23.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($27.91)

Van Wert government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,000 ($125.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($41.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($88.37)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.95)
    All Other: $3,000 ($13.95)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($60.47)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($32.56)

Van Wert government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $68,000 ($316.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($218.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $21,000 ($97.67)

Van Wert government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $130,000 ($604.65)

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, IA  0.95% ($45,280 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.72% ($40,053)


9.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, IA  1.25% ($23,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.03% ($27,607)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.37% ($19,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Wert:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Wert:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • 8,515Total average daily traffic
  • 1,005Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,061Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Ronald T Hinds, 15709 Frontage Road (Lat: 40.815222 Lon: -93.828639), Type: 106.4, Structure height: 19053 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ronald T Hinds, 15709 Frontage Road (Lat: 40.815222 Lon: -93.828639), Type: 106.4, Structure height: 19053 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ronald T Hinds, 15709 Frontage Road (Lat: 40.815222 Lon: -93.828639), Type: 106.4, Structure height: 19053 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ron Hinds, 15709 Frontage Road (Lat: 40.815222 Lon: -93.828639), Type: 106.4, Structure height: 19053 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • Ron Hinds, 15709 Frontage Road (Lat: 40.815222 Lon: -93.828639), Type: 106.4, Structure height: 19053 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6607484235, R.Hinds@grm.Net, 1001 KENTUCKY STREET
  • 1/8 Mi Sw Exit I35 (Lat: 40.868056 Lon: -93.805000), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 85 m, Registrant: 5152816223, , 5912 SECOND AVE
  • Us 69 At St Hwy 258 (Lat: 40.869444 Lon: -93.768056), Type: 140.4, Overall height: 139.4 m, Registrant: 4135432400, , 4 CATHERINE CIR

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Km Sw Exit I35 (Lat: 40.868056 Lon: -93.804944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85 m, Overall height: 91 m, Call Sign: KUV804
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.640 MHz, 155.640 MHz, 155.790 MHz, 155.790 MHzGrant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022, Certifier: Jerry RemhofRegistrant: Iowa State Patrol Communications, 5912 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, Phone: (515) 281-3175, Fax: (515) 281-6761, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1/8 Mi Sw Of Van Wert Interchange On I-35 (Lat: 40.868028 Lon: -93.804917), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WNEE996
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.700 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/1994, Expiration Date: 04/07/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/25/1999Registrant: Phone: (515) 281-3175

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9082D , Serial Number: 18-6450, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Garry E Leahy, 22480 140th St, Van Wert, IA 50262

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Van Wert, IA
Most common first names in Van Wert, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James577.0 years
Paul578.0 years
John478.5 years
William482.5 years
Earl378.3 years
Donald369.0 years
David377.0 years
Mary383.3 years
Edith280.5 years
Harley281.0 years
Most common last names in Van Wert, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fry878.1 years
Redman586.6 years
Devore483.2 years
Jones378.0 years
Kinzie364.0 years
Schuldt372.4 years
Hatfield281.5 years
Grant275.0 years
Grimm274.5 years
Fletchall268.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Van Wert compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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