Wooster, OH

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Living in Wooster

Wooster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 26,394 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wooster is the 56th largest community in Ohio.

Wooster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wooster is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wooster who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), teaching (9.70%), and management occupations (8.53%).

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

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.35 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Wooster doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Wooster is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wooster in 2018 was $27,338, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,352 for a family of four. However, Wooster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Wooster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.