Van Wert, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
28,833
0.0868% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.37%
14.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,841
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$129,300
15.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Van Wert, OH had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $64,841. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Van Wert, OH grew from 28,808 to 28,833, a 0.0868% increase and its median household income grew from $59,210 to $64,841, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Wert, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.64%), Other (Hispanic) (1.13%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%).

None of the households in Van Wert, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Van Wert, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Van Wert, OH are Vantage Career Center (81 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Van Wert, OH was $129,300, and the homeownership rate was 79.4%.

Most people in Van Wert, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Wert, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Van Wert, OH is home to a population of 28.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.777% of Van Wert, OH residents were born outside of the country (224 people).

In 2022, there were 35.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.7k people) in Van Wert, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 749 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 473 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Van Wert, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Van Wert, OH was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Wert, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.7k ± 98
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    749 ± 128
  3. White (Hispanic)
    473 ± 155
3.89%
Hispanic Population
1.12k people

In 2022, there were 35.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.7k people) in Van Wert, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 749 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 473 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.89% of the people in Van Wert, OH are hispanic (1.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Van Wert, OH as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.777%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
224 people
0.687%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
198 people

As of 2022, 0.777% of Van Wert, OH residents (224 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Van Wert, OH was 0.687%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    703 ± 164
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    202 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 69

Van Wert, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Van Wert, OH employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Van Wert, OH are Manufacturing (4,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,246 people), and Retail Trade (1,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($114,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,578), and Public Administration ($57,708).

Occupations

14.2k
2022 Value
± 727
1.89%
1 Year growth
± 6.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Wert, OH grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 14k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Wert, OH, are Production Occupations (2,464 people), Management Occupations (1,516 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Wert, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.2k
2022 Value
± 727
1.89%
1 Year growth
± 6.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Wert, OH grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 14k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Wert, OH, are Manufacturing (4,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,246 people), and Retail Trade (1,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Wert, OH, though some of these residents may live in Van Wert, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,209
Median earning men ± $2,441
$35,942
Median earning women ± $1,942

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,463), Information ($60,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,806).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($51,298), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,188), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,208).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 220
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 160
    Manufacturing
  3. 144
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Van Wert, OH awarded 81 degrees. The student population of Van Wert, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 30 male students and 85 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Van Wert, OH are White (71 and 87.7%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 6.17%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 4.94%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Van Wert, OH by number of degrees awarded are Vantage Career Center (81 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Van Wert, OH are Welding Engineering Technology (20 and 24.7%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (18 and 22.2%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (18 and 22.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Wert, OH was $129,300 in 2022, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,300 to $129,300, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Wert, OH is 79.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Van Wert, OH have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Wert, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Van Wert, OH is $64,841. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Van Wert, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$129,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,245
$9,258
Median Property Taxes
±$549

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Wert, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Van Wert, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.4% of the housing units in Van Wert, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Van Wert, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

The following map shows all of the counties in Van Wert, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,841
Median Household Income
± $3,528
11.7k
Number of Households
± 617

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.7k households in Van Wert, OH grew to $64,841 from the previous year's value of $59,210.

The following chart displays the households in Van Wert, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Van Wert, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.37%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.57%)

In 2022, 84.7% of workers in Van Wert, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.37%) and those who worked at home (3.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Wert, OH have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Van Wert, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Van Wert, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Wert, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Wert, OH (2.38k out of 28.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Wert, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Van Wert, OH has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.834% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.71%
Uninsured
55.8%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.834%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Wert, OH declined by 8.37% from 4.05% to 3.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Van Wert, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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