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 (16.74%), sales jobs (10.74%), and management occupations (10.02%).
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.
In addition, Berea is a college town. There are a lot of students in Berea attending college, and as a result Berea provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The overall education level of Berea citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.12% of adults in Berea have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Berea in 2010 was $27,011, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,044 for a family of four. However, Berea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.