Wooster, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
116,680
0.152% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.257% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.79%
12.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,320
8.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$189,800
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,098
0.0417% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wooster, OH had a population of 117k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $70,320. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wooster, OH declined from 116,858 to 116,680, a −0.152% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,594 to $70,320, a 8.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and White (Hispanic) (0.818%).

None of the households in Wooster, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Wooster, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wooster, OH are The College of Wooster (505 degrees awarded in 2022), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (160 degrees), and Wayne County Schools Career Center (121 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wooster, OH was $189,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%.

Most people in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wooster, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wooster, OH is home to a population of 117k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.18% of Wooster, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.54k people).

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Wooster, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wooster, OH was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 155
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.37k ± 355
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 227
2.15%
Hispanic Population
2.51k people

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.15% of the people in Wooster, OH are hispanic (2.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wooster, OH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.54k people
2.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.58k people

As of 2022, 2.18% of Wooster, OH residents (2.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wooster, OH was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,187 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    952 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    697 ± 162

Wooster, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wooster, OH employs 55.1k people. The largest industries in Wooster, OH are Manufacturing (13,103 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,971 people), and Retail Trade (6,275 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,159), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,377), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

55.1k
2022 Value
± 1,578
−0.0417%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wooster, OH declined at a rate of −0.0417%, from 55.1k employees to 55.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wooster, OH, are Production Occupations (7,091 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,168 people), and Management Occupations (4,905 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wooster, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.1k
2022 Value
± 1,578
−0.0417%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wooster, OH declined at a rate of −0.0417%, from 55.1k employees to 55.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wooster, OH, are Manufacturing (13,103 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,971 people), and Retail Trade (6,275 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wooster, OH, though some of these residents may live in Wooster, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,665
Median earning men ± $1,532
$29,464
Median earning women ± $1,057

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,794), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,779), and Information ($59,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,133), Wholesale Trade ($41,154), and Manufacturing ($40,147).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,171
    Manufacturing
  2. 772
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 516
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wooster, OH awarded 786 degrees. The student population of Wooster, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,727 male students and 2,228 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wooster, OH are White (569 and 82.8%), followed by Black or African American (42 and 6.11%), Two or More Races (28 and 4.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.49%).

The largest universities in Wooster, OH by number of degrees awarded are The College of Wooster (505 and 64.2%), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (160 and 20.4%), and Wayne County Schools Career Center (121 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in Wooster, OH are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (44 and 5.6%), General Political Science & Government (32 and 4.07%), and General Biological Sciences (31 and 3.94%).

The median tuition cost in Wooster, OH for private four year colleges is $57,050.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wooster, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,955 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,955 students enrolled in Wooster, OH, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,940 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 32 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wooster, OH was General Political Science & Government with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wooster, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 505 degrees awarded
  2. 160 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of Wooster with 505 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 301 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wooster, OH, which is 0.621 times less than the 485 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 569 degrees mean that there were 13.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($57,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($674) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wooster, OH was $189,800 in 2022, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,300 to $189,800, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Wooster, OH is 75.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wooster, OH have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wooster, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wooster, OH is $70,320. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wooster, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$189,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,151
$33,300
Median Property Taxes
±$1,180

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wooster, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.3% of the housing units in Wooster, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wooster, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wooster, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,320
Median Household Income
± $1,919
44.2k
Number of Households
± 1,361

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.2k households in Wooster, OH grew to $70,320 from the previous year's value of $64,594.

The following chart displays the households in Wooster, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wooster, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.2%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (6.2%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wooster, OH have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Wooster, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wooster, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wooster, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wooster, OH (9.87k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wooster, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.9% of the population of Wooster, OH has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
47.4%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wooster, OH declined by 0.48% from 14.1% to 14.1%.

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