Berea, OH

Berea profile

Living in Berea

Berea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,545 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Berea is the 99th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Berea is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Berea is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berea who work in office and administrative support (12.11%), teaching (9.37%), and management occupations (9.20%).

Also of interest is that Berea has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Berea is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Berea enrolled in college, Berea has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The education level of Berea citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.25% of adults in Berea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berea in 2018 was $29,591, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,364 for a family of four. However, Berea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Berea is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Berea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Berea include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.