Economic Dashboard

Van Wert County, Ohio

Stacy Adam
Executive Director
Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation
Office: 419-238-2999
Cell: 419-203-2222

People

The total population in a 45-mile radius.

912,858

Male

49.5%

Female

50.5%

Educational Attainment

More than 90% of the population in the region has a high school degree, and 32% has a college degree.

< Grade 9

3.14%

Grade 9-12

6.02%

High School

36.46%

Some College

20.36%

Assoc Degree

10.97%

Bach Degree

15.07%

Grad Degree

7.98%

Labor Force

45-Mile Radius of Van Wert

Labor Force

464,719

Total Employees

392,649

Unemployment rate
August 2022

3.4%

Establishments

30,751

Regional Workforce

Total employees by major SIC

  • Agricultural

    - 5,006

  • Construction

    - 17,291

  • Manufacturing

    - 75,404

  • Transportation and Communications

    - 21,669

  • Wholesale Trade

    - 18,315

  • Retail Trade

    - 76,024

  • Finance, Insurance And Real Estate

    - 27,033

  • Services, Education and Health

    - 132,082

  • Public Administration

    - 19,503

  • Unclassified

    - 5,896

  • Mining

    - 322

Employees

How many employees do businesses employ in the region?

1-4

18,997

5-9

5,133

10-19

3,182

20-49

1,864

50-99

954

100-249

432

250-499

120

500+

89

Transportation

PLANE:
Fort Wayne International is 37 miles to the west.

CAR:
4-Lane U.S. 30 transverses
Van Wert County
I-69 is 38 miles to the west
I-75 is 37 miles to the east

TERMINAL:
Van Wert Terminal is three miles east of Van Wert and offers bulk transfer, offloading and storage capacity.

TRAIN:
Genesee and Wyoming Railroad operates a Class II rail with access to six Class I lines.

Income and Spending

Household financial outlook in a 45-mile radius of the City of Van Wert.

Median Hourly Wage

$18.43

Average Household Income

$78,029

Housing

Van Wert County maintains a strong housing market.

Home Owners

73.39%

Renters

26.61%

Average home value in Van Wert County

$131,671