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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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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.
8% of Van Wert residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Van Wert, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $535.
Decatur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Wert political report.
The average commute time for Van Wert workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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