Van Wert County, Ohio

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Van Wert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio with a population of 29,659 as of the 2000 U.S. census. It is included within the Van Wert Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included within the Lima-Van Wert-Wapakoneta Combined Statistical Area. Its county seat is Van Wert[2] and is named for Isaac Van Wart, one of the captors of John André in the American Revolutionary War.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 410 square miles (1,063 km²).410 square miles (1,062 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 29,659 people, 11,587 households, and 8,354 families residing in the county. The population density was 72 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 12,363 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.43% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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