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Time Zone: Van Wert County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Van Wert is the Seat for Van Wert County.

Van Wert County was founded April 1, 1820 and was created by taking area from DarkeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Van Wert had a population of 28,496 people. This is a decrease of 3.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,659 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Van Wert represented 0.26% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 74th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,744-3.09%+0.87% since 2009
200928,496-3.92%-0.83% since 2008
200828,735-3.12%-0.55% since 2007
200029,659The Last Census

More information can be found on the Van Wert County Census Page for Van Wert County.


Below are some of the communities located in Van Wert County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Van Wert County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Van Wert   10,12010,6905.33% decrease  
Convoy   1,0401,1106.31% decrease  
Ohio City   7557843.7% decrease  
Middle Point   5565936.24% decrease  
Willshire   4344636.26% decrease  

Websites for Van Wert County

Official Website:   www.vanwertcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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