Van Wert, OH Demographics


Population (year 2000): 10,690. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,435 (-2.4% change)
Males: 5,027 (47.0%), Females: 5,663 (53.0%)

Van Wert County

Zip code: 45891

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $33,205 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,800 (year 2000)

Races in Van Wert:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (33.5%), Irish (11.4%), United States (10.6%), English (7.5%), Dutch (2.8%), French (2.7%).

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Van Wert

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Wert city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -310 (-2.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Van Wert:

  • VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL (1250 S WASHINGTON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Van Wert:

  • PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; PAULDING, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; DECATUR, IN)
  • JOINT TOWNSHIP DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSP (about 26 miles; SAINT MARYS, OH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Van Wert:

  • FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL (about 43 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN; ID: FWA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY – JOHNSON FIELD (about 71 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: MIE)
  • JAMES M COX DAYTON INTL (about 72 miles; DAYTON, OH; ID: DAY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Van Wert:

  • VAN WERT COUNTY (about 2 miles; VAN WERT, OH; ID: VNW)
  • DECATUR HI-WAY (about 19 miles; DECATUR, IN; ID: DCR)
  • PAULDING AIRPORT INC (about 21 miles; PAULDING, OH; ID: 2H8)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Van Wert:

  • VANTAGE CAREER CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 402; Location: 818 N FRANKLIN ST; Public)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE (about 41 miles; FT WAYNE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,385)
  • OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; ADA, OH; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY (about 66 miles; FINDLAY, OH; FT enrollment: 3,508)
  • BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 17,039)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 74 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; BOWLING GREEN, OH; FT enrollment: 16,537)
  • INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; MARION, IN; FT enrollment: 6,684)

Schools

Public high schools in Van Wert:

  • VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 205 W CRAWFORD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLNVIEW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 15945 MIDDLE POINT RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • VANTAGE CAREER CENTER (Location: 818 N FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 11 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Van Wert:

  • LINCOLNVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 15945 MIDDLE POINT RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • VAN WERT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 372; Location: 305 W CRAWFORD ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 1120 BUCKEYE DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 305 FROTHINGHAM ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 839 PROSPECT AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 501 E 3RD ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LINCOLNVIEW LANGLEY (Students: 58; Location: 15145 LINCOLN HWY; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • LINCOLNVIEW MARSH (Students: 29; Location: PO BOX 150; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • WB ESC STUDENT LEARNING CENTER (Location: 620 N CHERRY ST; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Van Wert:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 611 JENNINGS ROAD; Grades: KG – 6)

Libraries

Library in Van Wert:

  • BRUMBACK LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,048,831; Location: 215 W. MAIN ST.; 153,349 books; 7,401 audio materials; 5,765 video materials; 217 serial subscriptions)