Willshire, Ohio

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Population in 2014: 387 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 185  (47.9%)
Females: 202  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 45898.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,497 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Willshire:

$40,497
OH:

$48,081

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,244 (it was $18,425 in 2000)

Willshire village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,257 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Willshire:

$58,257
OH:

$127,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,956; Detached houses: $55,879; Mobile homes: $20,697

Median gross rent in 2013: $739.

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  • Races in Willshire, OH (2010)

    Willshire races chart
    • 38797.5%White alone
    • 41.0%Black alone
    • 30.8%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Willshire: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.6%), English (9.9%), Irish (9.2%), United States (8.1%), Swiss (2.4%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 798 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,021 people per square mile   (low).

Willshire,OH real estate house value index trend

Willshire, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Willshire:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willshire village:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $807 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $690 (1.2%)

Willshire satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (28.8 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (168.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wren, OH (1.9 miles) , Monroe, IN (2.8 miles ), Rockford, OH (2.9 miles ), Decatur, IN (3.0 miles ), Ohio City, OH (3.1 miles ), Berne, IN (3.2 miles ), Convoy, OH (3.5 miles ), Van Wert, OH (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 84.79 W

Willshire household income distribution Willshire home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -77 (-14.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (62%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Willshire, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willshire-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the Willshire village center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 2/18/1992, a category F4 tornado 11.7 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willshire-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 26.5 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 181.6 miles away from Willshire 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 228.9 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 211.6 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 234.7 miles away from Willshire center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 198.1 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).
Willshire topographic map

Birthplace of: Ulysses G. Denman - Ohio politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Willshire:

  • WOODCREST NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DECATUR, IN)
  • DECATUR COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DECATUR, IN)
  • ADAMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; DECATUR, IN)
  • LAURELS OF SHANE HILL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROCKFORD, OH)
  • FMC - TRI-COUNTIES DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DECATUR, IN)
  • BI-COUNTY SERVICES INC. (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BERNE, IN)
  • FAMILY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST IN (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BERNE, IN)

airports located in Willshire:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willshire:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 29 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 31 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 31 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 34 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 41 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Taylor University (about 43 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 49 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)

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Notable locations in Willshire: Willshire Fire Department (A), Brumback Library Willshire Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Willshire: Willshire United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Willshire Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Van Wert 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 2013: 3.9%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Ohio average:

10.9

Willshire travel time to work - commute Willshire mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willshire village (based on Van Wert County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,86428
Mainline Protestant4,85420
Catholic2,4101
Other41
None16,612-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.8%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Willshire:

48.9%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Willshire:

27.2%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Willshire:

19.8%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

48.9%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

47.8%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.5%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Willshire, OH 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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$4,381
Sewerage 1$24,298$291,5762$3,100
Water Supply 1$24,298$291,5762$3,100
Totals for Government 2$48,596$291,5765$10,581

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 Willshire:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willshire:

  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKI (94.3 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: SONSHINE CORP.)
  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, 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)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WCSM-FM (96.7 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: HAYCO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDOH (107.1 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: VOGEL ROACH CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Willshire:

  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • W55CH (Channel 55; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Willshire fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 1996 06:42 PM, Walcott St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $120,000Total costs
  • 2,320Total average daily traffic
  • 208Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,720Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.742833 Lon: -84.798028, Call Sign: WQLI736
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.262 MHzGrant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/02/2020, Certifier: Dwight SheetsRegistrant: Mcafees Communications, Inc., 7678 Weitz Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 586-3413, Fax: (419) 586-5246, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WILLSHIRE, 3275 Route 81 (Lat: 40.745694 Lon: -84.760611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQMY275
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 11/04/2010, Expiration Date: 11/04/2020, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K8SDQ, Licensee ID: L00946161, Grant Date: 02/02/2005, Expiration Date: 03/24/2015, Registrant: Robert L Sipe, 507 South St, Willshire, OH 45898-0157
  • Call Sign: K8SDR, Licensee ID: L00385630, Grant Date: 01/28/2006, Expiration Date: 04/26/2016, Certifier: Alice L Sipe, Registrant: Alice L Sipe, Willshire, OH 45898
  • Call Sign: N8RAA, Licensee ID: L00406808, Grant Date: 09/01/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021, Registrant: Dennis D Trisel, 1032 St Rt 81 W, Willshire, OH 45898
  • Call Sign: KC8SLW, Licensee ID: L00419472, Grant Date: 11/13/2001, Expiration Date: 11/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2013, Certifier: Shay A Pontsler, Registrant: Shay A Pontsler, 603 Walcott St, Willshire, OH 45898

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34550 , Serial Number: C-15721, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/22/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Pontsler, 603 Walcott St, Willshire, OH 45898
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 665 , Serial Number: 28-7410034, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary L Hamrick, 11844 State Route 49, Willshire, OH 45898, Other Owners: Laverne D Hamrick

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Willshire

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Willshire, OH
Most common first names in Willshire, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Paul1073.7 years
John975.0 years
William879.1 years
Mary783.4 years
Walter777.3 years
Mildred678.5 years
Richard665.0 years
Dorothy585.2 years
Jesse583.4 years
Edith580.0 years
Most common last names in Willshire, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schumm1981.8 years
Miller1274.3 years
Dellinger981.3 years
Hamrick888.6 years
Stetler886.4 years
Alspaugh780.6 years
Winkler681.0 years
Byer581.0 years
Schinnerer573.2 years
Allmandinger584.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Willshire compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Thomas Richard Katen (3)
  • William C. Hamrick (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2016.