Van Wert, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 10,774 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 4,866  (45.2%)
Females: 5,908  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 45891.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,698 (it was $33,205 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$35,698
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,444 (it was $17,413 in 2000)

Van Wert city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,641 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$78,641
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,562; Detached houses: $100,222; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,291; In 2-unit structures: $108,097; Mobile homes: $18,461

Median gross rent in 2012: $562.

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Van Wert races chart
  • White alone - 9,983 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 418 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 217 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Van Wert: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.7%), Irish (14.6%), United States (10.5%), English (10.3%), Polish (2.0%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 5.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,818 people per square mile   (low).

Van Wert,OH real estate house value index trend

Van Wert, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Van Wert:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Wert city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

149 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Van Wert, Ohio as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Van Wert to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $975 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,030 (1.1%)

Van Wert satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (31.9 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (174.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ohio City, OH (2.6 miles ), Convoy, OH (2.7 miles ), Middle Point, OH (2.7 miles ), Scott, OH (2.9 miles ), Venedocia, OH (3.0 miles) , Elgin, OH (3.2 miles) , Haviland, OH (3.2 miles) , Wren, OH (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 84.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,399 (+31.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,840 (66.6%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Van Wert household income distribution Van Wert home values distribution

Crime rates in Van Wert by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.80.010.09.20.0
Rapes 161179461185642
per 100,000 149.3102.765.784.738.057.4106.078.549.359.936.918.5
Robberies 3274510343451
per 100,000 28.018.765.737.747.495.728.939.229.639.946.19.3
Assaults 161614121422151017191915
per 100,000 149.3149.4131.4113.0132.9210.6144.598.1167.7189.6175.1139.0
Burglaries 90888788908399100979713890
per 100,000 839.6821.7816.3828.5854.1794.4953.7980.9956.7967.91271.4834.0
Thefts 378407369381393416392452385349305343
per 100,000 3526.43800.53462.23587.23729.43981.63776.14433.53797.23482.32810.03178.3
Auto thefts 22178281712774860
per 100,000 205.2158.775.1263.6161.3114.967.468.739.579.855.30.0
Arson 172375315482
per 100,000 9.365.418.828.266.447.928.99.849.339.973.718.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 367.1333.7294.7318.3287.7334.6339.2358.6298.3325.1297.0226.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Van Wert detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Ohio average:

1.99
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -310 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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

Average climate in Van Wert, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Van Wert-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/18/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Van Wert city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Wert-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from Van Wert center
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) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from Van Wert 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 225.3 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 Van Wert County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Van Wert topographic map

Birthplace of: Larry Smith (American football coach) - Football player and coach, Jim Heath - Television journalist, Harry L. Conn - Ohio Jurist, Andrew Crummey - Football player, Cory Sinning - College basketball player (Army Black Knights), Walter Hinton - Aviator.

Hospitals and medical centers in Van Wert:

  • VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1250 S WASHINGTON STREET)
  • FMC - VAN WERT DIALYSIS (140 FOX RD SUITE 405)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, INC (1159 WESTWOOD DRIVE)
  • FOUNTAIN PARK HOME CARE, LLC (120 WEST MAIN STREET, SUITE 200)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS, LTD (118 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • VAN WERT MANOR (160 FOX RD)
  • VANCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (10357 VAN WERT DECATUR ROAD)

Airports located in Van Wert:

College/University in Van Wert:

  • Vantage Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 68; Location: 818 North Franklin Street; Public; Website: www.vantagecareercenter.com)

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

  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 24 miles; Lima, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,231)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 31 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 32 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 33 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 35 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Ohio Northern University (about 41 miles; Ada, OH; FT enrollment: 2,474)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 44 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)

Public high schools in Van Wert:

Public elementary/middle schools in Van Wert:

Private elementary/middle school in Van Wert:

  • ST MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 611 JENNINGS RD; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Van Wert

Library in Van Wert:

  • BRUMBACK LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,135,626; Location: 215 W. MAIN ST.; 201,997 books; 7 e-books; 10,166 audio materials; 9,391 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 379 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • VWHS Graduate John David Moonshower "West Point cadet/Army Black Knight" basketball player
  • LINCOLNVIEW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 15945 MIDDLE POINT RD; Grades: 07 - 12) this is about 3 miles to the East of Van Wert, so it really should be on Middle Point's page, not Van Wert's

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Notable locations in Van Wert: Willow Bend Golf Club (A), Van Wert County Fairgounds (B), Brickner Ambulance Service (C), Brumback Library (D), Van Wert County Courthouse (E), Wassenberg Arts Center (F), Van Wert County Law Library (G), Van Wert Fire Department (H), Van Wert Civic Theater (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Summit Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Van Wert include: First United Methodist Church (A), Zion Baptist Church (B), Trinity Friends Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), First Friends Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Calvary United Methodist Church (H), Christian Life Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: City Reservoir (A), Van Wert Reservoir Number Two (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Van Wert include: Wesley Park (1), Smiley Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Hiestand Park (4), Fountain Park (5), Dickinson Park (6), Jubilee Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons Tropical Tanning & Candles (113 West Main Street), Guestkeeper Inn (875 North Washington Street).

Van Wert County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Van Wert and their reported violations in the past:

TIMBERWOODS CAMPING RESORT PWS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LINCOLNVIEW BIBLE BOARD (Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-22-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2012)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Van Wert that have no violations reported:

  • VAN-DEL DRIVE-IN (Population served: 206, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAN WERT CINEMAS (Population served: 206, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PWS (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLEASANT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Van Wert in 2010:

  • 188 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in state prisons
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Van Wert in 2000:

  • 79 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Van Wert, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Van Wert compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Van Wert (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Van Wert Main Branch at 102 East Main Street, branch established on 1933/10/06; Van Wert Summit Branch at 1163 South Shannon Street, branch established on 1980/03/31. Info updated 2009/09/21: Bank assets: $6,663.4 mil, Deposits: $5,754.9 mil, headquarters in Hamilton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 101 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bancorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Van Wert Walmart Branch at 301 Town Center Blvd, branch established on 2008/02/17. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Van Wert: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 679 Fox Road, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $120.5 mil, Deposits: $102.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton: Van Vert Branch at 1199 Westwood Drive, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $589.4 mil, Deposits: $423.2 mil, headquarters in Bluffton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Van Wert Branch at 818 South Shannon, branch established on 1985/04/08. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Bank of Berne: Van Wert, Oh Branch at 102 Christopher Crossing, branch established on 2007/04/18. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $434.5 mil, Deposits: $319.2 mil, headquarters in Berne, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Berne Financial Corporation
  • Van Wert Federal Savings Bank: at 976 South Shannon Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $128.4 mil, Deposits: $106.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Van Wert Branch at 115 Hospital Drive, branch established on 1903/12/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Wert, Ohio:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Van Wert, 860 N Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891 , Phone: (419) 203-0405
  • Days Inn, 8200 N Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891 , Phone: (419) 238-5222
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Wert, Ohio

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.35%
Here: 43.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents32.0%20.8%11.0%9.5%6.7%
Congregations29.4%2.0%7.8%7.8%5.9%
NameUnited Church of ChristFriends (Quakers)Assemblies of God General Conference Churches of GodOther
Adherents3.5%2.7%2.6%2.3%8.7%
Congregations2.0%9.8%3.9%3.9%27.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Van Wert County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Van Wert County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Van Wert County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Wert County:

29.5%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.7%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,561$43,6831$177
Other Government Administration 2$7,010$42,0609$3,485
Judicial and Legal 6$23,823$47,6461$368
Police Protection - Officers 20$88,609$53,1653$680
Police - Other 8$25,740$38,6100$0
Firefighters 20$89,751$53,8519$928
Correction 2$4,999$29,9940$0
Streets and Highways 10$33,026$39,6310$0
Sewerage 17$57,070$40,2850$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,003$42,0180$0
Water Supply 8$27,219$40,8290$0
Other and Unallocable 3$13,494$53,9761$465
Totals for Government 102$392,305$46,15424$6,103

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

  • Construction - General: $1,632,000 ($151.48)
    Water Utilities: $918,000 ($85.21)
    Regular Highways: $529,000 ($49.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($2.97)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,674,000 ($155.37)
    General - Other: $1,576,000 ($146.28)
    Fire Protection: $1,201,000 ($111.47)
    Sewerage: $1,064,000 ($98.76)
    Water Utilities: $854,000 ($79.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $341,000 ($31.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $297,000 ($27.57)
    Central Staff Services: $288,000 ($26.73)
    Regular Highways: $226,000 ($20.98)
    Financial Administration: $203,000 ($18.84)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($8.82)
    Health Services - Other: $84,000 ($7.80)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($13.92)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $75,000 ($6.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $573,000 ($53.18)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($9.65)
    Police Protection: $92,000 ($8.54)
    Judicial: $9,000 ($0.84)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,058,000 ($376.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,069,000 ($192.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000 ($8.45)
    All Other: $42,000 ($3.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,425,000 ($132.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $934,000 ($86.69)
    Interest Earnings: $273,000 ($25.34)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($2.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,331,000 ($123.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,916,000 ($270.65)
    Highways: $436,000 ($40.47)
    General Support: $51,000 ($4.73)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,188,000 ($481.53)
    Property: $450,000 ($41.77)
    NEC: $392,000 ($36.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $82,000 ($7.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $379,000 ($35.18)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($7.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,146,000 ($199.18)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $255,000 ($23.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,788,000 ($165.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $329,000 ($30.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,000 ($4.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $613,000 ($56.90)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($7.43)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,671,000 ($155.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,058,000 ($376.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $391,000 ($36.29)

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Ohio average:

4.72%

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 Allen County, OH  0.72% ($26,711 average AGI)
from Mercer County, OH  0.35% ($27,854)
from Paulding County, OH  0.33% ($34,158)


4.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Ohio average:

5.14%

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 Allen County, OH  0.52% ($21,098 average AGI)
to Mercer County, OH  0.39% ($23,778)
to Paulding County, OH  0.30% ($25,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Wert:

  • WERT (1220 AM; 0 kW; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: FIRST FAMILY BROADCASTING)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Wert:

  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOH (107.1 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: VOGEL ROACH CORPORATION)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKI (94.3 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: SONSHINE CORP.)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSD (99.7 FM; PAULDING, OH; Owner: FIRST FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDFM (98.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSM-FM (96.7 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: HAYCO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGF (93.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: FOREVER OF OHIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Van Wert:

  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W55CH (Channel 55; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDFM-LP (Channel 19; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Van Wert fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total average daily traffic: 43,873
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,784

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Van Wert, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Van Wert)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Van Wert, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Van Wert)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Van Wert)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Van Wert

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Van Wert, OH
Most common first names in Van Wert, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert13069.9 years
Mary13081.7 years
John11077.8 years
William9375.3 years
Charles9075.1 years
Ruth8179.7 years
Donald7073.3 years
Helen7079.7 years
James6672.4 years
Paul5576.7 years
Most common last names in Van Wert, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller8478.1 years
Jones6078.3 years
Smith5977.1 years
Johnson5580.0 years
Myers3281.6 years
Thomas3075.3 years
Davis3080.5 years
Brown3079.4 years
Taylor2976.6 years
Young2775.9 years
Businesses in Van Wert, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS3
Goodwill5Vans1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets4
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