Wooster, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
116,063
0.031% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.6
0.258% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
5.21% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,424
5.36% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$156,300
4.97% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
55,046
1.86% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wooster, OH had a population of 116k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $61,424. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wooster, OH declined from 116,099 to 116,063, a −0.031% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,300 to $61,424, a 5.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.952%), and White (Hispanic) (0.937%).

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.

98.8% of the residents in Wooster, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wooster, OH are The College of Wooster (480 degrees awarded in 2020), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (219 degrees), and Wayne County Schools Career Center (147 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wooster, OH was $156,300, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wooster, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wooster, OH is home to a population of 116k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.05% of Wooster, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.39k people).

In 2018, there were 59.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Wooster, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wooster, OH was 98.9%, 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 ± 53
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.83k ± 311
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 214
1.98%
Hispanic Population
2.3k people

In 2018, there were 59.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.98% of the people in Wooster, OH are hispanic (2.3k 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
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.05%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.39k people
2.13%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.47k people

As of 2020, 2.05% of Wooster, OH residents (2.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wooster, OH was 2.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,371 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    699 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    697 ± 163

Wooster, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wooster, OH employs 55k people. The largest industries in Wooster, OH are Manufacturing (13,120 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,181 people), and Retail Trade (6,081 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,803), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,784), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,594).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

55k
2020 Value
± 1,547
−1.86%
1 Year decline
± 3.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wooster, OH declined at a rate of −1.86%, from 56.1k employees to 55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wooster, OH, are Production Occupations (6,774 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,426 people), and Management Occupations (4,992 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

55k
2020 Value
± 1,547
−1.86%
1 Year decline
± 3.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wooster, OH declined at a rate of −1.86%, from 56.1k employees to 55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wooster, OH, are Manufacturing (13,120 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,181 people), and Retail Trade (6,081 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

$43,683
Median earning men ± $1,253
$26,240
Median earning women ± $945

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,359), Information ($59,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,434).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,317), Manufacturing ($34,503), and Construction ($30,610).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.6M
    Manufacturing
  2. $696k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $211k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 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
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 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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In 2020, universities in Wooster, OH awarded 953 degrees. The student population of Wooster, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,781 male students and 2,485 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wooster, OH are White (736 and 82.8%), followed by Black or African American (50 and 5.62%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 4.05%), and Two or More Races (29 and 3.26%).

The largest universities in Wooster, OH by number of degrees awarded are The College of Wooster (480 and 50.4%), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (219 and 23%), and Wayne County Schools Career Center (147 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in Wooster, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 and 6.61%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (48 and 5.04%), and General Political Science & Government (36 and 3.78%).

The median tuition cost in Wooster, OH for private four year colleges is $53,550.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Wooster, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 4,266 (41.7% men and 58.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 4,266 students enrolled in Wooster, OH, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,220 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 36 degree-majors awarded
  2. 35 degree-majors awarded
  3. 35 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wooster, OH was General Political Science & Government with 36 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. 480 degrees awarded
  2. 219 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of Wooster with 480 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wooster, OH, which is 0.758 times less than the 542 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 736 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 50 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 ($53,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,041) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wooster, OH was $156,300 in 2020, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $148,900 to $156,300, a 4.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Wooster, OH is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wooster, OH have an average commute time of 20.3 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 $61,424. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wooster, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $111,411, followed by Warren County, OH and Union County, OH, with respective values of $89,410 and $88,565.

Property

$156,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,514
$32,907
Median Property Taxes
±$1,139

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 $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wooster, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.4% of the housing units in Wooster, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wooster, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $111,411, followed by Warren County, OH and Union County, OH, with respective values of $89,410 and $88,565.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,424
Median Household Income
± $1,462
43.4k
Number of Households
± 1,150

In 2020, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Wooster, OH grew to $61,424 from the previous year's value of $58,300.

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.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.95%)

In 2020, 78.7% of workers in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (3.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wooster, OH have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% 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

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wooster, OH (12k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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87.2% of the population of Wooster, OH has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.969% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1303 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1558 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,303 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,303 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,312 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.969%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wooster, OH declined by 1.73% from 13% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wooster, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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