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 37.47% 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Wert who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), sales jobs (9.18%), and food service (7.71%).
One of the benefits of Van Wert is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Van Wert doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Van Wert are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.95% of adults in Van Wert have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Van Wert in 2010 was $20,261, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,044 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.