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Van Wert is a city in Decatur County.

The community was named for Van Wert, OH

The latitude of Van Wert is 40.869N. The longitude is -93.792W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 238.


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Median household income
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$34,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Van Wert demographic reports

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28% of Van Wert residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Van Wert ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Van Wert was $16,564, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Van Wert residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Van Wert, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $535.


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Decatur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Wert political report.

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The average commute time for Van Wert workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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