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Overview

Introduction to Van Wert, Ohio

Van Wert, Ohio is 33 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 76 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. It is in Van Wert County. 

Van Wert History

The area now known as Van Wert was initially called Black Swamp but was eventually named after Isaac Van Wert. In 1834, Van Wert settled in. George Marsh, James Watson Riley and Peter Aughenbaugh were among the early settlers. At that time, this area was the only place that produced Liederkranz cheese. Van Wert became the county seat in 1838. During World War II, Van Wert was mistakenly bombed by the US Air Force. Van Wert was the hometown of Walter Hinton, an aviation pioneer.

Van Wert and Nearby Attractions

  • Van Wert County Historical Museum
  • Fort Amanda
  • Limberlost State Historic Site
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Paulding John Historical Museum
  • Adams County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Van Wert

At Van Wert, you can visit Smiley Park, Hiestand Park, Memorial Park, Jubilee Park, Dickinson Park, Fountain Park and Wesley Park. The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Pentecostal Way Church and First Friends Church are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at the Summit Shopping Center. In addition, you can visit the Van Wert County Fairgrounds and Van Wert Civic Theater.

Van Wert Transportation

International flights are available from Fort Wayne International Airport.

Van Wert Higher Education

Indiana University - Fort Wayne, University of Findlay and Ohio Northern University are among the institutions that offer opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,738
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+4,296
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,985
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,230

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,587
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$82,400

Ancestry

Irish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
English8.3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2.4%
Italian2.1%
Polish1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Scottish0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.2%
German0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
African0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Van Wert Almanac

CategoryValue
County Van Wert County
Standard Zip Codes45891
Phone Area Codes567,419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.86
Approximate Longitude-84.58

Van Wert Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationVAN WERT 1 S
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationPAULDING
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationBERNE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Convoy1,169$52,375
Haviland225$31,250
Middle Point549$45,250
Scott319$48,214
Venedocia157$51,250

Van Wert Public Libraries

Brumback Library
215 W. MAIN ST.
Van Wert, Ohio
(419) 238-2168

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Van Wert Hospitals

Van Wert County Hospital
(Non-profit)
1250 S Washington Street
(419) 238-8627

Van Wert Public Schools

Lifelinks Community School
205 W Crawford St
ZIP: 45891
(419) 623-5380
High
Total Enrollment 65
Lincolnview Elementary School
15945 Middle Point Rd
ZIP: 45891
(419) 968-2351
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Lincolnview Jr/sr High School
15945 Middle Point Rd
ZIP: 45891
(419) 968-2214
High
Total Enrollment 359
Van Wert Early Childhood Center
1120 Buckeye Dr
ZIP: 45891
(419) 238-0384
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Van Wert Elementary School
10992 State Route 118
ZIP: 45891
(419) 238-1761
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Van Wert High School
10708 State Route 118
ZIP: 45891
(419) 238-3350
High
Total Enrollment 499
Van Wert Middle School
10694 State Route 118
ZIP: 45891
(419) 238-0727
Middle
Total Enrollment 461
Vantage Career Center
818 N Franklin St
ZIP: 45891
(419) 238-5411
High

Van Wert Private Schools

St Mary Of The Assumption School
611 Jennings Rd
ZIP: 45891
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
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