Wadsworth, OH
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Wadsworth is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 23,781 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Wadsworth is the 76th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wadsworth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wadsworth is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wadsworth who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), management occupations (11.79%), and sales jobs (10.34%).

Also of interest is that Wadsworth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Wadsworth is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wadsworth a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wadsworth has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wadsworth’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The population of Wadsworth 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: 35.93% of adults in Wadsworth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wadsworth in 2010 was $31,941, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,764 for a family of four. However, Wadsworth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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