Van Wert County, Ohio Population 2024

28,755

Van Wert County, Ohio's estimated 2024 population is 28,755 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Van Wert County, Ohio is the 74th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 population was 28,679 and has seen a growth of 0.27% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,720-7-0.02%
202828,727-7-0.02%
202728,734-7-0.02%
202628,741-7-0.02%
202528,748-7-0.02%
202428,755-7-0.02%
202328,762-7-0.02%
202228,769-7-0.02%
202128,776-143-0.49%
202028,9196882.44%
201928,231550.2%
201828,176-114-0.4%
201728,290800.28%
201628,210-120-0.42%
201528,330-13-0.05%
201428,343-14-0.05%
201328,357-285-1%
201228,642140.05%
201128,628-51-0.18%
201028,679
199030,46460.02%
198030,4581,2644.33%
197029,1943541.23%
196028,8401,8696.93%
195026,9712120.79%
194026,7594861.85%
193026,273-1,937-6.87%
192028,210-909-3.12%
191029,119-1,275-4.19%
190030,3947232.44%
189029,6716,64328.85%
188023,0287,20545.53%
187015,8235,58554.55%
186010,2385,445113.6%
18504,7933,216203.93%
18401,5771,5283118.37%
183049-28,671-99.83%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.02% (-7)
County Website
Van Wert County
State
Ohio
County Seat
2020 Population
28,919
Area
409 mi²
Density
70 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-164)
Founded
March 18, 1837

Van Wert County, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,16794.22%
Two or more races1,0583.67%
Other race3471.2%
Black or African American2060.71%
Asian320.11%
Native American230.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Van Wert County, Ohio Population by Race

Van Wert County, Ohio Population Pyramid 2024

Van Wert County, Ohio Median Age

41.3

Total

40.2

Male

42.4

Female

Van Wert County, Ohio Adults

There are 22,140 adults, (5,528 of whom are seniors) in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Van Wert County, Ohio Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Wert County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female14,59750.63%
Male14,23649.37%

Van Wert County, Ohio Population by Age

Van Wert County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,6662.4479.420.6
Married6,0842.9890.19.9
Non Family3,6451.1570.729.3
Female1,2603.1957.942.1
Male6773.1769.630.4
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Van Wert County, Ohio Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 45.06%.

Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,243

Average Earnings

$51,457

Average Male

$37,320

Average Female

Van Wert County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Wert County, Ohio Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Van Wert County, Ohio Language

97.61% of Van Wert County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 2.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Van Wert County, Ohio Language

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,3442,0907.93%
Hispanic1,11315914.29%
Multiple1,03513613.14%
Black169105.92%
Other338102.96%
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8.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.83%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio is Hispanic, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio is Other, with 2.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.84%.

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.91%
High School7.98%
Some College4.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.7%
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Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.98%
Male Unemployed8.93%
Female Employed5.41%
Male Employed3.49%
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Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Wert County, Ohio Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Van Wert County, Ohio Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Van Wert County, Ohio Marriage

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

Van Wert County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Van Wert County, Ohio Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,507

Number of Veterans

1,441

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

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Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by War

count

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Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Van Wert County, Ohio Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Van Wert County, Ohio 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

76.65%

Born in Van Wert County, Ohio

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Van Wert County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 76.65% having been born in Ohio. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Van Wert County, Ohio Place of Birth

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