Van Wert County OH Information


Van Wert County Subdivisions

Van Wert County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,743
Population in Households 28,347
Population in Familes 23,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 396
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 11,574
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 7,908
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,789 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,785 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,235 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $93,949
Average Home Value $119,920


Median Household Income $44,313
Average Household Income $55,295
Per Capita Income $22,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.06%
Households 0.19% 0.07%
Families -0.03% -0.07%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Van Wert County OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Wert County to the other 88 counties and county equivalents in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 77 14th
Population Density1 # 73 18th
Diversity Index2 # 53 41st
Median Household Income # 52 42nd
Per Capita Income # 59 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.