Wooster, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
27,021
1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.519% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,608
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$185,300
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,569
1.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wooster, OH had a population of 27k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $61,608. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wooster, OH grew from 26,753 to 27,021, a 1% increase and its median household income grew from $55,598 to $61,608, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), and White (Hispanic) (1.05%).

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.

96.7% 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) and Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (160 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wooster, OH was $185,300, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wooster, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wooster, OH is home to a population of 27k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.81% of Wooster, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.3k people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 799 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% 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 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.7k ± 421
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 284
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    799 ± 187
2.76%
Hispanic Population
747 people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 799 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.76% of the people in Wooster, OH are hispanic (747 people).

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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

4.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people
5.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.5k people

As of 2022, 4.81% of Wooster, OH residents (1.3k 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 5.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    420 ± 127
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    205 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    147 ± 73

Wooster, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wooster, OH employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Wooster, OH are Manufacturing (2,873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,260 people), and Educational Services (2,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,456), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,083), and Public Administration ($75,088).

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

13.6k
2022 Value
± 908
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wooster, OH grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wooster, OH, are Production Occupations (1,544 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,411 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,133 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

13.6k
2022 Value
± 908
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wooster, OH grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wooster, OH, are Manufacturing (2,873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,260 people), and Educational Services (2,114 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

$47,081
Median earning men ± $2,627
$26,385
Median earning women ± $4,521

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($100,694), Public Administration ($76,301), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($39,050), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,827), and Manufacturing ($34,028).

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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%.

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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.

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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 665 degrees. The student population of Wooster, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,140 male students and 1,273 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wooster, OH are White (465 and 82.2%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 6.18%), Two or More Races (22 and 3.89%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 3.71%).

The largest universities in Wooster, OH by number of degrees awarded are The College of Wooster (505 and 75.9%) and Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (160 and 24.1%).

The most popular majors in Wooster, OH are General Political Science & Government (32 and 4.81%), General Biological Sciences (31 and 4.66%), and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (31 and 4.66%).

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 56.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,413 (47.2% men and 52.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,413 students enrolled in Wooster, OH, 47.2% men and 52.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,588 records, of which 54.3% were women and 45.7% 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.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 505 degrees awarded
  2. 160 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, 274 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wooster, OH, which is 0.701 times less than the 391 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 465 degrees mean that there were 13.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 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.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($450) 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 $185,300 in 2022, which is 0.657 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,200 to $185,300, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Wooster, OH is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wooster, OH have an average commute time of 16.8 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 $61,608. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wooster, OH was Census Tract 2 with a value of $83,405, followed by Census Tract 9800 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $80,625 and $73,750.

Property

$185,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,846
$6,746
Median Property Taxes
±$594

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Wooster, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 9800
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wooster, OH was Census Tract 2 with a value of $83,405, followed by Census Tract 9800 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $80,625 and $73,750.

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Household Income

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$61,608
Median Household Income
± $4,330
11k
Number of Households
± 807

In 2022, the median household income of the 11k households in Wooster, OH grew to $61,608 from the previous year's value of $55,598.

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 (72.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.5%)

In 2022, 72.8% of workers in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (7.5%).

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wooster, OH have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% 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

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wooster, OH (2.55k out of 23.7k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wooster, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

96% of the population of Wooster, OH has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.865% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, OH see 1995 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.21% increase from the previous year (1933 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2225 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 272 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,995 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, OH

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, OH see an average of 1,995 patients per year. This represents a 3.21% increase from the previous year (1,933 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 26.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.99%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.865%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wooster, OH grew by 4.96% from 3.8% to 3.99%.

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