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.

910,910

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

3.14%

Grade 9-12

6.03%

High School

36.49%

Some College

20.41%

Assoc Degree

10.95%

Bach Degree

15.04%

Grad Degree

7.96%

Labor Force

45-Mile Radius of Van Wert

Labor Force

465,088

Total Employees

395,240

Unemployment rate
September 2021

3.7%

Establishments

30,777

Regional Workforce

Total employees by major SIC

  • Agricultural

    - 5,107

  • Construction

    - 17,414

  • Manufacturing

    - 77,829

  • Transportation and Communications

    - 22,036

  • Wholesale Trade

    - 18,324

  • Retail Trade

    - 76,175

  • Finance, Insurance And Real Estate

    - 27,047

  • Services, Education and Health

    - 131,502

  • Public Administration

    - 19,518

  • Unclassified

    - 5,896

  • Mining

    - 317

Employees

How many employees do businesses employ in the region?

1-4

18,992

5-9

5,130

10-19

3,179

20-49

1,873

50-99

957

100-249

434

250-499

123

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

73.17%

Renters

26.83%

Average home value in Van Wert County

$109,100