Wooster, OH

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Living in Wooster

Wooster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 26,394 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wooster is the 56th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Wooster isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wooster are a mix 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 (10.79%), teaching (9.70%), and management occupations (8.53%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Wooster, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Wooster provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Wooster is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.35 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.

Wooster is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Wooster is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wooster in 2018 was $27,338, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,352 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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