Van Wert, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 10,676 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.1%
 
Males: 4,940  (46.3%)
Females: 5,736  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 45891.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,915 (it was $33,205 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$45,915
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,564 (it was $17,413 in 2000)

Van Wert city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,514 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Van Wert:

$94,514
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,065; detached houses: $115,596; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $16,002

Median gross rent in 2019: $675.

March 2019 cost of living index in Van Wert: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.3%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Van Wert, OH (2019)
    • 10,06290.8%White alone
    • 5004.5%Hispanic
    • 2942.7%Black alone
    • 1010.9%Two or more races
    • 780.7%Asian alone
    • 10.01%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Van Wert, Ohio as of January 16, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Van Wert is 308 to 1.


Crime rates in Van Wert by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(57.4)
11
(106.0)
8
(78.5)
5
(49.3)
6
(59.9)
4
(36.9)
2
(18.5)
3
(27.6)
7
(65.0)
12
(111.6)
10
(92.6)
7
(65.3)
10
(94.1)
10
(93.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(95.7)
3
(28.9)
4
(39.2)
3
(29.6)
4
(39.9)
5
(46.1)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.3)
2
(18.6)
1
(9.3)
3
(28.0)
2
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(210.6)
15
(144.5)
10
(98.1)
17
(167.7)
19
(189.6)
19
(175.1)
15
(139.0)
16
(147.4)
22
(204.4)
16
(148.8)
18
(166.8)
11
(102.7)
18
(169.3)
13
(121.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(794.4)
99
(953.7)
100
(980.9)
97
(956.7)
97
(967.9)
138
(1,271)
90
(834.0)
81
(746.4)
70
(650.4)
65
(604.4)
86
(796.7)
56
(522.7)
47
(442.1)
63
(590.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
416
(3,982)
392
(3,776)
452
(4,434)
385
(3,797)
349
(3,482)
305
(2,810)
343
(3,178)
309
(2,847)
318
(2,955)
277
(2,576)
262
(2,427)
268
(2,502)
268
(2,521)
267
(2,504)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(114.9)
7
(67.4)
7
(68.7)
4
(39.5)
8
(79.8)
6
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.4)
2
(18.6)
1
(9.3)
5
(46.3)
6
(56.0)
4
(37.6)
6
(56.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(47.9)
3
(28.9)
1
(9.8)
5
(49.3)
4
(39.9)
8
(73.7)
2
(18.5)
1
(9.2)
3
(27.9)
2
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.1)
City-Data.com crime index340.8345.5365.3303.9331.2302.6230.9240.4260.9270.7266.8241.0249.6245.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Van Wert, OH

Crime rate in Van Wert detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 32 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Ohio average:

1.06
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Ancestries: German (38.6%), American (14.3%), Irish (8.2%), English (5.8%), European (4.0%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 5.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,801 people per square mile   (low).

Van Wert, Ohio map

68 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,056 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,017 (0.9%)

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)

Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 84.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,076 (+27.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,006 (63.2%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Distribution of median household income in Van Wert, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Van Wert, OH in 2019
Van Wert satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $206,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Van Wert, OH residents
Average permit cost in Van Wert, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Van Wert, OH
Historical housing units in Van Wert, OH
Most common industries in Van Wert, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Van Wert, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)

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 significantly above Ohio state average. It is 5% 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) 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 Van Wert 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 242.6 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Van Wert topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Van Wert:

  • VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1250 S WASHINGTON STREET)
  • VAN WERT MANOR (160 FOX RD)
  • VANCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (10357 VAN WERT DECATUR ROAD)
  • 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)

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:

  • VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 662, Location: 10708 STATE ROUTE 118, Grades: 9-12)
  • LINCOLNVIEW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 15945 MIDDLE POINT RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • LIFELINKS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 205 W CRAWFORD ST, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)
  • VANTAGE CAREER CENTER (Location: 818 N FRANKLIN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Van Wert:

Private elementary/middle school in Van Wert:

  • ST MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 611 JENNINGS RD, Grades: KG-5)
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:

  • 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
  • VWHS Graduate John David Moonshower "West Point cadet/Army Black Knight" basketball player

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Van Wert:

Marital status in Van Wert, OH
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Van Wert:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Van Wert
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Van Wert, OH (based on Van Wert County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,86428
Mainline Protestant4,85420
Catholic2,4101
Other41
None16,612-
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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
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Ohio:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Van Wert:

44.7%
Ohio:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Ohio:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Van Wert:

21.0%
Ohio:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Van Wert:

34.2%
Ohio:

34.3%

General health condition:
Van Wert:

55.1%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Van Wert, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$92,834$58,6320$0
Firefighters 19$100,294$63,3446$1,174
Water Supply 11$43,993$47,9920$0
Judicial and Legal 10$34,771$41,7254$1,374
Sewerage 10$40,566$48,6790$0
Streets and Highways 10$34,406$41,2870$0
Police - Other 7$24,116$41,3420$0
Financial Administration 6$22,382$44,7641$179
Parks and Recreation 3$10,339$41,3561$78
Other and Unallocable 3$14,331$57,3240$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,509$45,0549$3,791
Correction 1$2,954$35,4480$0
Totals for Government 101$428,493$50,91021$6,595

Van Wert government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,390,000 ($223.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,922,000 ($180.03)
    Regular Highways: $1,707,000 ($159.89)
    Sewerage: $1,592,000 ($149.12)
    Water Utilities: $1,371,000 ($128.42)
    General - Other: $1,156,000 ($108.28)
    Central Staff Services: $1,096,000 ($102.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $492,000 ($46.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $272,000 ($25.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $163,000 ($15.27)
    Health - Other: $150,000 ($14.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $728,000 ($68.19)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($4.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,096,000 ($196.33)
    Sewerage: $276,000 ($25.85)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($6.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,665,000 ($155.96)

Van Wert government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,708,000 ($253.65)
    Other: $344,000 ($32.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $127,000 ($11.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $488,000 ($45.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $206,000 ($19.30)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($6.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,795,000 ($168.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,585,000 ($148.46)
    General Local Government Support: $285,000 ($26.70)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,917,000 ($741.57)
    Other License: $539,000 ($50.49)
    Property: $511,000 ($47.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $143,000 ($13.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $34,000 ($3.18)

Van Wert government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $56,000 ($5.25)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,000 ($4.78)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,000 ($0.47)

Van Wert government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,212,000 ($1050.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($0.47)

5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allen County, OH  1.35% ($42,019 average AGI)
to Mercer County, OH  0.37% ($33,535)
to Paulding County, OH  0.36% ($29,762)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Van Wert fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 97Number of bridges
  • 676ft / 206mTotal length
  • 287,543Total average daily traffic
  • 75,200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 351,611Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Van Wert, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 281960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Van Wert, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Van Wert)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 154 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (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: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Van Wert)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Van Wert)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 64. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 92 took place in 2005, and the least - 43 in 2014. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Van Wert, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Van Wert, OH
    • 54550.5%Structure Fires
    • 36533.8%Outside Fires
    • 16615.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 40.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Van Wert, OH
  • 77.4%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Van Wert, OH
  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Van Wert compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Van Wert on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 24 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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