Wooster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 26,749 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wooster is the 56th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wooster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wooster is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wooster who work in office and administrative support (13.15%), sales jobs (8.88%), and food service (7.76%).
In addition, Wooster is a college town. There are a lot of students in Wooster attending college, and as a result Wooster provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Wooster is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.74 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Wooster is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wooster in 2010 was $23,566, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,264 for a family of four. However, Wooster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wooster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wooster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wooster include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Wooster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.