Van Wert County, Ohio Population 2021

Van Wert County, Ohio's estimated population is 28,319 with a growth rate of 0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Van Wert County, Ohio is the 76th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 Population was 28,678 and has seen a growth of -1.25% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,319220.08%
202028,297220.08%
201928,275220.08%
201828,253-30-0.11%
201728,2831060.38%
201628,177-142-0.50%
201528,319-15-0.05%
201428,334-13-0.05%
201328,347-289-1.01%
201228,636110.04%
201128,625-53-0.18%
201028,678-1,786-5.86%
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%
186010,2385,445113.60%
18504,7933,216203.93%
18401,5771,5283118.37%
1830490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.08%
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State
Founded
March 18, 1837
County Seat
2010 Population
28,678
Growth Since 2010
-1.25%
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Van Wert County, Ohio Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,21996.31%
Black or African American3711.31%
Two or More Races3681.30%
Some Other Race1580.56%
Asian810.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.23%
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Van Wert County, Ohio Population by Race

Van Wert County, Ohio Population Pyramid $2021

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Van Wert County, Ohio Median Age

41.2


Total

40.3


Male

42.4


Female

Van Wert County, Ohio Adults

There are 21,641 adults, (5,230 of whom are seniors) in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Van Wert County, Ohio Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Van Wert County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female

14,325

50.69%

Male

13,936

49.31%

Van Wert County, Ohio Population by Age

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

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Van Wert County, Ohio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
All77.1%22.9%
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Female55.7%44.3%
Male54.3%45.7%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Van Wert County, Ohio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5442.4277.1
Married6,1852.9188.8
Non Family3,3851.1568.5
Female1,1683.2155.7
Male8062.954.3

2.84

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Van Wert County, Ohio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3281.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,3637.02%
High School Graduate8,59244.28%
Some College3,70519.09%
Associates Degree2,19611.32%
Bachelors Degree1,96210.11%
Graduate Degree1,2596.49%
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Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,54316,9743,170
Hispanic50340533
Black217206
Other Race11388
2+ Races8680
Asian675718
Native American3737

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 26.87%.

Van Wert County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,239$42,858$30,640
Less Than 9th Grade$23,239$27,727$12,500
High School Graduate$32,880$41,061$22,964
Some College$38,045$46,705$31,858
Bachelors Degree$43,790$53,472$42,641
Graduate Degree$56,902$62,300$54,018

$37,239

Average Earnings

$42,858

Average Male

$30,640

Average Female

Van Wert County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Van Wert County, Ohio Language by Age

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Van Wert County, Ohio Language

97.71% of Van Wert County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Van Wert County, Ohio Language

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,1622,81910.78%
Hispanic94217018.05%
Black3509426.86%
Native644875.00%
Asian8178.64%
Multiple34630.87%
Other14532.07%

11.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.14%

Male Poverty Rate

13.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio is Native, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Van Wert County, Ohio is Multiple, with 0.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.12%.

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.01%
High School10.58%
Some College5.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.10%
Female Employed7.67%
Male Unemployed7.55%
Male Employed4.03%

Van Wert County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Van Wert County, Ohio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,254$66,249
Families$65,337$77,387
Married Families$75,479-
Non Families$25,815$34,603
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Income by Household Type

Van Wert County, Ohio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

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Van Wert County, Ohio 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 County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

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Van Wert County, Ohio Marital Status

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1,619

Number of Veterans

1,514

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam646
Second Gulf War239
First Gulf War226
Korea104
World War II35

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74485
35 to 54371
75+348
55 to 64265
18 to 34150

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5947.59%
Black155.60%
Hispanic121.97%
2+ Races107.30%

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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5.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Van Wert County, Ohio Employment by Age

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Van Wert County, Ohio Employment by Race

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Van Wert County, Ohio 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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75.33%

Born in Van Wert County, Ohio

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Van Wert County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in Ohio. 0.32% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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