Van Wert, OH

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Population

10,946

1.94% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$43,635

4.14% growth

Number of Employees

4,695

6.37% growth

Median Property Value

$82,600

0.243% growth

About

In 2017, Van Wert, OH had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $43,635. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Van Wert, OH grew from 10,738 to 10,946, a 1.94% increase and its median household income grew from $41,900 to $43,635, a 4.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Wert, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.03%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.23%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.84%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.64%). N/A% of the people in Van Wert, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Van Wert, OH are Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center (73 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Van Wert, OH is $82,600, and the homeownership rate is 62.7%. Most people in Van Wert, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Wert, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Van Wert, OH employs 4.7k people. The largest industries in Van Wert, OH are Manufacturing (1,538 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (680 people), and Retail Trade (496 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,519), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,167).

Median household income in Van Wert, OH is $43,635. Males in Van Wert, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Van Wert, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,635

2017 value

± $2,315

4.14%

1 Year Growth

± 7.08%

Households in Van Wert, OH have a median annual income of $43,635, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,900 in 2016, which represents a 4.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Van Wert, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 209

  2. Census Tract 207

  3. Census Tract 208

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Van Wert, OH was Census Tract 209 with a value of $51,156, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $43,725 and $40,515.

The following map shows all of the places in Van Wert, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Wert, OH (2.1k out of 10.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,892 ± 260

  2. Hispanic

    202 ± 121

  3. Two Or More

    110 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Wert, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.7k

2017 Value

± 349

6.37%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Van Wert, OH grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 4.41k employees to 4.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Wert, OH, are Production Occupations (1,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (517 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (429 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Wert, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Van Wert, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (517 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (429 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Van Wert, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.91 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.6 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Van Wert, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,479), Management Occupations ($52,174), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.7k

2017 Value

± 349

6.37%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Van Wert, OH grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 4.41k employees to 4.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Wert, OH, are Manufacturing (1,538 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (680 people), and Retail Trade (496 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Wert, OH, though some of these residents may live in Van Wert, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Van Wert, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,538 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (680 people), and Retail Trade (496 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Van Wert, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.24 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.27 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Van Wert, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($44,519), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92% of the population of Van Wert, OH has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Van Wert, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Van Wert, OH see 2597 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.387% increase from the previous year (2587 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3151 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1289 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,597 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Van Wert County, OH see an average of 2,597 patients per year. This represents a 0.387% increase from the previous year (2,587 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Van Wert County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.02%

Uninsured

41.6%

Employer Coverage

22.7%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Wert, OH declined by 16.9% from 9.66% to 8.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Van Wert, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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Diversity

Van Wert, OH is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.904% of Van Wert, OH residents were born outside of the country (99 people).

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Van Wert, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 441 White (Hispanic) and 244 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Van Wert, OH was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Van Wert, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Van Wert, OH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.904%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

99 people

1.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

109 people

As of 2017, 0.904% of Van Wert, OH residents (99 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Van Wert, OH was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Van Wert, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Van Wert, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Wert, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10k ± 283

  2. White (Hispanic)

    441 ± 117

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    244 ± 97

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Van Wert, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 441 White (Hispanic) and 244 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Van Wert, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    288 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    125 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    97 ± 53

Van Wert, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Van Wert, OH awarded 73 degrees. The student population of Van Wert, OH is skewed towards men, with 20 male students and 17 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Van Wert, OH are White (68 and 93.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.74%), Two or More Races (2 and 2.74%), and Black or African American (1 and 1.37%).

The largest universities in Van Wert, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center (73 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Van Wert, OH are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (35 and 47.9%), Medical Assistant (16 and 21.9%), and Welding Engineering Technology (12 and 16.4%).

The median tuition costs in Van Wert, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Van Wert, OH was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Van Wert, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

73 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Van Wert, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center with 73 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

23

Degrees Awarded to Men

50

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 23 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Van Wert, OH, which is 0.46 times less than the 50 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Van Wert, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    68 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Van Wert, OH were to White students. These 68 degrees mean that there were 34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Wert, OH was $82,600 in 2017, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,400 to $82,600, a 0.243% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Wert, OH is 62.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Van Wert, OH have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Van Wert, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$82,600

2017 Median

± $4,258

$82,400

2016 Median

± $3,759

In 2017, the median property value in Van Wert, OH grew to to $82,600 from the previous year's value of $82,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Van Wert, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Wert, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$43,635

Median Household Income

± $2,315

4.54k

Number of Households

± 352

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.54k households in Van Wert, OH grew to $43,635 from the previous year's value of $41,900.

The following chart displays the households in Van Wert, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Van Wert, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Wert, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.7% of the housing units in Van Wert, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Van Wert, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Wert, OH have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Van Wert, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.16%

  3. Walked

    2.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Van Wert, OH was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.16%) and those who Walked (2.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Van Wert, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Wert, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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