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 (13.91%), sales jobs (10.02%), and management occupations (9.33%).
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.
Berea’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
In terms of college education, Berea is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.71% of adults in Berea have a college degree.
The per capita income in Berea in 2018 was $28,674, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,696 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, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Berea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.