Wooster, OH

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2020 Population
26,557
0.435% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.5
1.58% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
8.07% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,366
9.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$147,200
2.87% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,793
0.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Wooster, OH had a population of 26.6k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $52,366. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wooster, OH declined from 26,673 to 26,557, a −0.435% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,944 to $52,366, a 9.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wooster, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), and White (Hispanic) (1.07%).

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.

97.2% 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) and Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (219 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wooster, OH was $147,200, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wooster, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wooster, OH is home to a population of 26.6k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.45% of Wooster, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

In 2020, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.6k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 929 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 778 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% 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%, 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)
    23.6k ± 327
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    929 ± 281
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    778 ± 174
1.94%
Hispanic Population
516 people

In 2020, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.6k people) in Wooster, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 929 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 778 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.94% of the people in Wooster, OH are hispanic (516 people).

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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

4.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people
4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 4.45% of Wooster, OH residents (1.18k 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 4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    591 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    188 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    108 ± 68

Wooster, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wooster, OH employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Wooster, OH are Manufacturing (2,605 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,078 people), and Educational Services (1,871 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($157,833), Public Administration ($65,871), and Finance & Insurance ($47,917).

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

12.8k
2020 Value
± 857
0.44%
1 Year growth
± 9.06%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wooster, OH grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 12.7k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wooster, OH, are Production Occupations (1,427 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,169 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,039 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

12.8k
2020 Value
± 857
0.44%
1 Year growth
± 9.06%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wooster, OH grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 12.7k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wooster, OH, are Manufacturing (2,605 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,078 people), and Educational Services (1,871 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

$39,846
Median earning men ± $1,979
$23,650
Median earning women ± $2,864

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,903), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,852), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,031).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,034), Manufacturing ($30,618), and Construction ($29,872).

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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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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 699 degrees. The student population of Wooster, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,126 male students and 1,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wooster, OH are White (515 and 81.1%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 5.35%), Hispanic or Latino (31 and 4.88%), and Asian (24 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Wooster, OH by number of degrees awarded are The College of Wooster (480 and 68.7%) and Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (219 and 31.3%).

The most popular majors in Wooster, OH are General Political Science & Government (36 and 5.15%), Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (35 and 5.01%), and General Psychology (35 and 5.01%).

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 65.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,471 (45.6% men and 54.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,471 students enrolled in Wooster, OH, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,660 records, of which 55.1% were women and 44.9% 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

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, 324 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wooster, OH, which is 0.864 times less than the 375 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 515 degrees mean that there were 15.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 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 ($1,082) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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The median property value in Wooster, OH was $147,200 in 2020, which is 0.641 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $143,100 to $147,200, a 2.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Wooster, OH is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wooster, OH have an average commute time of 16.3 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 $52,366. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Wooster, OH was Census Tract 2 with a value of $69,757, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $63,750 and $60,316.

Property

$147,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,663
$6,710
Median Property Taxes
±$600

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

60.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.3% of the housing units in Wooster, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wooster, OH was Census Tract 2 with a value of $69,757, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $63,750 and $60,316.

The following map shows all of the places 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.
$52,366
Median Household Income
± $2,930
11.1k
Number of Households
± 780

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Wooster, OH grew to $52,366 from the previous year's value of $47,944.

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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Walked (6.5%)

In 2020, 75.7% of workers in Wooster, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who walked to work (6.5%).

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wooster, OH have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.803% of the workforce in Wooster, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wooster, OH (3.08k out of 23.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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 65 - 74.

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

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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96.5% of the population of Wooster, OH has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.36% 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 Wayne County, OH see 1933 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.94% increase from the previous year (1842 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2314 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 292 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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1,933 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, OH

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, OH see an average of 1,933 patients per year. This represents a 4.94% increase from the previous year (1,842 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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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.47%
Uninsured
52.6%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wooster, OH declined by 0.675% from 3.49% to 3.47%.

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