Wooster, OH
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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, 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 (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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wooster spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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: 28.99% 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.