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Population in 2012: 394 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 

Males: 191  (48.6%)
Females: 203  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  41.1 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 45898.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,892 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Willshire:

$31,892
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,038

Willshire village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,408 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Willshire:

$58,408
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,046; Detached houses: $57,679; Mobile homes: $38,462

Median gross rent in 2012: $732.

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  • White alone - 387 (97.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willshire: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Irish (16.6%), English (9.8%), United States (6.9%), Scottish (4.6%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 798 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,039 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Willshire:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 21.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willshire village:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.6%
Ohio:  3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $810 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $665 (1.3%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -77 (-14.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Willshire-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 155% 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 87% 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 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Willshire center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ulysses G. Denman - Ohio politician.


Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; DECATUR, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Willshire, OH

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: 2,524)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 31 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 31 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 34 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 3,486)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 41 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • Taylor University (about 43 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 49 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)

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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 2012: 7.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Willshire, OH

Willshire compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Willshire travel time to work - commute


Willshire mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.35%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
Ohio:

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

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Wert County:

29.5%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Wert County:

7.7%
State:

11.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,722$20,6640$0
Water Supply 1$1,997$23,9641$620
Totals for Government 2$3,719$22,3141$620


4.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Ohio average:

5.31%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allen County, OH  0.79% ($25,309 average AGI)
from Mercer County, OH  0.40% ($26,857)
from Paulding County, OH  0.37% ($27,000)


4.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Ohio average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allen County, OH  0.57% ($24,043 average AGI)
to Allen County, IN  0.40% ($34,571)
to Mercer County, OH  0.39% ($29,271)

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



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.742833 Lon: -84.798028, Call Sign: WQLI736
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/02/2020, Certifier: Dwight Sheets
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2010, Expiration Date: 11/04/2020, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: 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:

5
  • 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, Certifier: Shay A Pontsler
    Registrant: Shay A Pontsler, 603 Walcott St, Willshire, OH 45898
  • Call Sign: KD8TQA, Licensee ID: L01749661
    Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2022, Certifier: Joe R Keen
    Registrant: Joe R Keen, 205 Riley 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): Shay A 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


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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
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  • Thomas Richard Katen (3)
  • William C. Hamrick (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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