Berea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,395 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Berea is the 99th largest community in Ohio.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Berea telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 population of Berea is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.97% of adults in Berea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Berea in 2018 was $29,611, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,444 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, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.