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.

902,192

Male

49.6%

Female

50.4%

Educational Attainment

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

< Grade 9

1.71%

Grade 9-12

6.85%

High School

46.17%

Some College

18.39%

Assoc Degree

10.29%

Bach Degree

10.92%

Grad Degree

5.66%

Labor Force

45-Mile Radius of Van Wert

Labor Force

462,785

Total Employees

484,019

Unemployment rate
March 2020

4.6%

Establishments

35,795

Regional Workforce

Total employees by major SIC

  • Agricultural

    - 6,272

  • Construction

    - 19,007

  • Manufacturing

    - 77,698

  • Transportation and Communications

    - 20,357

  • Wholesale Trade

    - 29,644

  • Retail Trade

    - 90,968

  • Finance, Insurance And Real Estate

    - 26,290

  • Services, Education and Health

    - 188,776

  • Public Administration

    - 18,781

  • Unclassified

    - 5,896

Employees

How many employees do businesses employ in the region?

1-4

19,963

5-9

7,448

10-19

4,071

20-49

2,599

50-99

1,016

100-249

489

250-499

130

500+

79

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

$20.60

Average Household Income

$75,213

Housing

Van Wert County maintains a strong housing market.

Home Owners

78.72%

Renters

21.28%

Average home value in Van Wert County

$102,400