Berea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,874 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Berea is the 96th 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berea who work in office and administrative support (16.47%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (10.37%).
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 substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.04% of adults in Berea have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Berea in 2010 was $26,830, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,320 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.