Van Wert County

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Van Wert County, Ohio

114 E Main St
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: (419) 238-6159
Fax: (419) 238-4528
vanwertcounty.org

On the western border of OH, west of Lima; organized Apr 1, 1820 from Indian Territory. Name Origin: For Isaac Van Wert (?-1828), a captor of John Andre (1750-80), a British spy, during the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 410.49 (land 410.09; water 0.40) Population per square mile: 71.10
Population 2005: 29,154 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 -2.60% Population 2000: 29,659 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,293; median household $39,497; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,661-$25,191
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Van Wert County seat (10,533)

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