Van Wert, Ohio Population 2021

10,678
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Van Wert is a city located in Van Wert County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Van Wert County. With a 2020 population of 10,678, it is the 165th largest city in Ohio and the 2963rd largest city in the United States . Van Wert is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually but its population has decreased by -1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,846 in 2010. Van Wert reached it's highest population of 11,323 in 1960. Spanning over 8 miles, Van Wert has a population density of 1,404 people per square mile.

The average household income in Van Wert is $56,874 with a poverty rate of 18.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $87,600. The median age in Van Wert is 39.6 years, 39.5 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Van Wert Demographics

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

  • White: 95.26%
  • Black or African American: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Van Wert, Ohio is 10,678 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,675.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,846.

Van Wert, Ohio Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,319220.08%
202028,297220.08%
201928,275220.08%
201828,253-30-0.11%
201728,2831060.37%
201628,177-142-0.50%
201528,319-15-0.05%
201428,334-13-0.05%
201328,347-289-1.02%
201228,636110.04%
201128,625-53-0.19%
201028,6780.00%

Van Wert Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,52195.26%
Black or African American2912.63%
Two or More Races1311.19%
Asian740.67%
Some Other Race260.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.02%
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Van Wert Population by Race

Van Wert Population Pyramid $2021

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Van Wert Median Age

39.6


Total

39.5


Male

39.9


Female

Van Wert Adults

There are 8,226 adults, (2,168 of whom are seniors) in Van Wert.

Van Wert Age Dependency

82.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Wert Sex Ratio

Female

5,937

53.75%

Male

5,108

46.25%

Van Wert Population by Age

Van Wert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Van Wert Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All65.9%34.1%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
Male54.2%45.8%
Female40.9%59.1%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Van Wert Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5492.3765.9
Married1,9662.8983.8
Non Family1,5571.1456.9
Female6793.4240.9
Male3472.9454.2

2.87

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Van Wert Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1472.00%
9th to 12th Grade5797.89%
High School Graduate3,21543.78%
Some College1,56721.34%
Associates Degree5898.02%
Bachelors Degree6619.00%
Graduate Degree5857.97%
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Van Wert Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Wert Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,8666,2141,220
Hispanic22517215
Black166155
Asian605011
2+ Races2724
Other Race2121
Native American22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 18.33%.

Van Wert Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,579$40,078$28,229
Less Than 9th Grade$19,764$21,964$9,750
High School Graduate$26,397$33,226$21,480
Some College$36,310$43,047$30,474
Bachelors Degree$40,673$42,500$38,869
Graduate Degree$53,780$54,353$44,954

$32,579

Average Earnings

$40,078

Average Male

$28,229

Average Female

Van Wert Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Wert Language by Age

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Van Wert Language

97.99% of Van Wert residents speak only English, while 2.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Van Wert Language

Van Wert Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,8761,77717.99%
Hispanic47010221.70%
Black2809433.57%
Multiple13132.29%

18.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.63%

Male Poverty Rate

20.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Wert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Wert is Black, with 33.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Wert is Multiple, with 2.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.56%.

Van Wert Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.76%
High School17.13%
Some College10.63%
Bachelors or Greater8.68%

Van Wert Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed69.47%
Female Employed13.28%
Male Unemployed10.19%
Male Employed6.94%

Van Wert Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Wert Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,318$56,874
Families$54,747$68,147
Married Families$68,056-
Non Families$22,527$30,881
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Income by Household Type

Van Wert Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Wert Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Van Wert Marital Status by Race

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Van Wert Marital Status

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594

Number of Veterans

562

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam241
First Gulf War106
Korea48
Second Gulf War36
World War II20

Van Wert Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74213
35 to 54171
75+115
55 to 6476
18 to 3419

Van Wert Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5697.23%
Black157.01%
Hispanic103.38%
2+ Races1019.61%

Van Wert Veterans by Race

Van Wert Veterans by Education

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9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Wert Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Van Wert Employment by Age

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Van Wert Employment by Race

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Van Wert Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.16%

Born in Van Wert

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Van Wert residents were born in the United States, with 76.16% having been born in Ohio. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Van Wert Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,67810.01%
202010,67710.01%
201910,67610.01%
201810,675-11-0.10%
201710,686270.25%
201610,659-62-0.58%
201510,721-11-0.10%
201410,732-13-0.12%
201310,745-79-0.73%
201210,824120.11%
201110,812-15-0.14%
201010,8271370.13%
200010,690-201-0.19%
199010,891-144-0.13%
198011,035-285-0.25%
197011,320-3-0.00%
196011,3239590.89%
195010,3641,1371.17%
19409,2277550.86%
19308,4723720.45%
19208,1009431.25%
19107,1577351.09%
19006,4229101.54%
18905,5121,4333.06%
18804,0791,4544.51%
18702,6250.00%

Van Wert Population by Year