Willard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 6,063 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willard is the 234th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Willard was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Willard is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.01% of the Willard workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Willard is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willard who work in office and administrative support (9.91%), sales jobs (7.22%), and food service (6.23%).
The citizens of Willard have a very low rate of college education: just 8.90% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Willard in 2010 was $17,834, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,336 for a family of four.
Willard is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Willard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Willard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willard include Irish, English, Italian, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Willard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.