Income/capita 21%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 73%
IndexVan WertIowaNational
Income per capita$23,658$28,872$29,829
Median household income$32,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$34,583$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$24,688$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,389$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level5.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Van Wert is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Van Wert is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Van Wert is 73% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Van Wert is 65% lower than the national average

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      Van Wert employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector29.3%16.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services9.8%27.3%
      Public administration2.4%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%1.8%
      Education, health & social services7.3%32.7%

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      Decatur City, IA205$42,81323%
      Woodburn, IA230$41,25025%
      Van Wert, IA190$32,50041%

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      Van Wert, IA190$32,50041%
      Source: The Van Wert, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).