The Lima–Van Wert–Wapakoneta Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of three counties in Northwest Ohio. The Lima Metropolitan Statistical Area and two Micropolitan Statistical Areas – Van Wert and Wapakoneta, are components of the CSA. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 184,743 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 179,552). 
As of the census  of 2000, there were 184,743 people, 69,609 households, and 49,333 families residing within the CSA. The racial makeup of the CSA was 90.28% White, 7.34% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.
The median income for a household in the CSA was $39,971, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $34,982 versus $23,735 for females. The per capita income for the CSA was $18,466.
- "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original ( CSV) on April 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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