Berea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,609 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Berea is the 96th largest community in Ohio.
Berea is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.94%), sales jobs (10.50%), and management occupations (9.25%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Berea, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Berea provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Overall, Berea’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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: 34.45% of adults in Berea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Berea in 2018 was $29,540, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,160 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, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.