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.

911,659

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

3.08%

Grade 9-12

6.9%

High School

37.11%

Some College

20.89%

Assoc Degree

10.24%

Bach Degree

14.01%

Grad Degree

7.76%

Labor Force

45-Mile Radius of Van Wert

Labor Force

467,826

Total Employees

493,721

Unemployment rate
June 2018

3.49%

Establishments

36,483

Regional Workforce

Total employees by major SIC

  • Agricultural

    - 6,270

  • Construction

    - 17,632

  • Manufacturing

    - 82,767

  • Transportation and Communications

    - 21,548

  • Wholesale Trade

    - 31,897

  • Retail Trade

    - 93,439

  • Finance, Insurance And Real Estate

    - 24,929

  • Services, Education and Health

    - 192,147

  • Public Administration

    - 23,207

  • Unclassified

    - 3,038

Employees

How many employees do businesses employ in the region?

1-4

20,291

5-9

7,639

10-19

4,134

20-49

2,671

50-99

1,028

100-249

516

250-499

128

500+

76

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

$16.62

Average Household Income

$61,824

Housing

Van Wert County maintains a strong housing market.

Home Owners

73.11%

Renters

26.89%

Average home value in Van Wert County

$95,800