Van Wert is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 10,798 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Van Wert is the 165th largest community in Ohio.
Van Wert is a blue-collar town, with 38.91% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Van Wert is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Wert who work in office and administrative support (11.18%), sales jobs (8.63%), and food service (8.09%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Van Wert spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Van Wert does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Van Wert with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.18% of adults in Van Wert have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Van Wert in 2010 was $20,196, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,784 for a family of four. However, Van Wert contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Van Wert home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Van Wert residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Van Wert include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Van Wert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.