Van Wert, Ohio Population 2024

11,018

Van Wert is a city located in Van Wert County Ohio. Van Wert has a 2024 population of 11,018. It is also the county seat of Van Wert County. Van Wert is currently declining at a rate of -0.2% annually and its population has decreased by -0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,106 in 2020.

The average household income in Van Wert is $66,877 with a poverty rate of 13.6%. The median age in Van Wert is 40.5 years: 39.3 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Van Wert Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Van Wert was:

  • White: 90.9%
  • Two or more races: 5.93%
  • Other race: 2%
  • Black or African American: 0.99%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
7.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,463.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.79% (-88)
The current population of Van Wert, Ohio is 11,018 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,106.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,84390.9%
Two or more races6425.93%
Other race2172%
Black or African American1070.99%
Asian100.09%
Native American90.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Van Wert Population by Race

Van Wert Population Pyramid 2024

Van Wert Median Age

40.5

Total

39.3

Male

41.5

Female

Van Wert Adults

There are 8,267 adults, (2,078 of whom are seniors) in Van Wert.

Van Wert Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Wert Sex Ratio

Female5,90854.56%
Male4,92045.44%

Van Wert Population by Age

Van Wert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4852.3667.232.8
Married1,8023.0183.716.3
Non Family1,6891.1856.643.4
Female7403.1952.347.7
Male2543.156535

2.91

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Van Wert Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4856.6%
Associates Degree7279.9%
Bachelors Degree7009.53%
Graduate Degree5817.91%
High School Graduate3,16343.06%
Less Than 9th Grade1351.84%
Some College1,55521.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Van Wert Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Wert Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,6456,0871,145
Hispanic34631082
2+ Races33730976
Other Race14113959
Black98981
Asian10100
Native American940

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 41.84%.

Van Wert Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,417$76,477$46,250
Graduate Degree$69,219$83,512$61,250
High School Graduate$34,000$42,596$27,760
Less Than 9th Grade$26,053$28,125$25,855
Overall$42,656$46,927$36,144
Some College$43,590$50,096$36,976

$42,656

Average Earnings

$46,927

Average Male

$36,144

Average Female

Van Wert Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Wert Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Van Wert Language

97.01% of Van Wert residents speak only English, while 2.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.75% of the population.

Van Wert Language

Van Wert Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,4511,27213.46%
Multiple6369314.62%
Hispanic5827613.06%
Black9688.33%

13.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

15.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Wert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Wert is Multiple, with 14.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Wert is Black, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

Van Wert Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.43%
High School14.7%
Some College7.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.3%

Van Wert Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.76%
Female Employed8.49%
Male Employed6.62%
Male Unemployed3.36%

Van Wert Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Wert Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,022$77,236
Households$51,412$66,877
Married Families$82,321$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,016$42,447

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Van Wert Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Wert Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Van Wert Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Van Wert Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Van Wert Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

546

Number of Veterans

521

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam271
First Gulf War73
Second Gulf War39
Korea26
World War II3

Van Wert Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74194
35 to 54173
75+119
55 to 6452
18 to 348

Van Wert Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5397.12%
2+ Races51.27%
Black22.04%

Van Wert Veterans by Race

Van Wert Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Wert Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Van Wert Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Van Wert Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Van Wert Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.38%

Born in Van Wert

98.87%

Native Born

1.13%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.87% of Van Wert residents were born in the United States, with 77.38% having been born in Ohio. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Van Wert Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,908-22-0.2%
202810,930-22-0.2%
202710,952-22-0.2%
202610,974-22-0.2%
202510,996-22-0.2%
202411,018-22-0.2%
202311,040-38-0.34%
202211,078-1-0.01%
202111,079-27-0.24%
202011,1064624.34%
201910,644140.13%
201810,630-42-0.39%
201710,672150.14%
201610,657-54-0.5%
201510,711-12-0.11%
201410,723-11-0.1%
201310,734-80-0.74%
201210,814150.14%
201110,799-15-0.14%
201010,81400%
200010,690-201-1.85%
199010,891-144-1.3%
198011,035-285-2.52%
197011,320-3-0.03%
196011,3239599.25%
195010,3641,13712.32%
19409,2277558.91%
19308,4723724.59%
19208,10094313.18%
19107,15773511.45%
19006,42291016.51%
18905,5121,43335.13%
18804,0791,45455.39%
18702,625-8,283-75.94%
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Van Wert Population by Year