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Van Wert County, Ohio Facts

Facts
State Ohio
Land area 409.2 square miles
Population Density 70.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 28,459
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 5.7%
Under 18 23.4%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 51.1%
White 97.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.8
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 1%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.4%
Veterans 2,146
Households and Housing
Households 11,442
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.1%
Median household income $45,355
The per capita income $22,790
Live below the poverty line. 12.5%
housing units 12,663
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $88,600
Residents owning their homes. 79%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,192
Women-owned firms 30.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $242,794
Retail sales per capita $8,403
Manufacturers shipments $1,072,331
Merchant wholesaler sales $127,049