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Wayne County

Demographic Profile

Wooster

Demographic Profile

Wayne County

Demographic Profile

Wooster Fast Facts

  • Wooster is the county seat of Wayne County.
  • Wooster is the largest of the county's three cities (Wooster, Orrville and Rittman).
  • Downtown Wooster has approximately 300 businesses.
  • The city motto is "Keeping tradition a part of our future".
  • Wooster was designated an "All-American City" in 1975.
  • In 2000, Wooster was named a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily.  This designation was given to 141 small cities (population of 10,000-50,000) in the United States with an "outstanding quality of life".
  • In 2001 and 2003, Wooster was on Site Selection magazine's list of the "Top 100 U.S. Small Towns for Corporate Facilities:  New and Expanded Facilities".
  • Wooster won the Ohio Magazine Award in 2006 as Ohio's Best Hometown in NE region.
  • Wooster was named the top micropolitan community in the United States for private business investment and overall economic development output.

 

People QuickFacts

Wooster

Ohio

Population definition and source info Population, 2012 estimate 26,375 11,553,031
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 26,119 11,536,503
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 1.0% 0.1%
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 26,119 11,536,504
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.1% 6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 20.4% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 16.6% 14.1%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2010 52.4% 51.2%
 
White alone, percent definition and source info White alone, percent, 2010 (a) 91.2% 82.7%
Black or African American alone, percent definition and source info Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) 3.6% 12.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.3% 0.2%
Asian alone, percent definition and source info Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) 1.9% 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) Z 0.0%
Two or More Races, percent definition and source info Two or More Races, percent, 2010 2.4% 2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source info Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) 2.2% 3.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source info White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 89.9% 81.1%
 
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012 75.5% 85.4%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012 3.7% 3.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012 6.6% 6.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 90.3% 88.2%
Bachelor 27.5% 24.7%
Veterans definition and source info Veterans, 2008-2012 1,996 893,168
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012 16.5 23.0
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2010 11,822 5,127,508
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2008-2012 60.9% 68.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012 32.4% 22.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012 $124,500 $133,700
Households definition and source info Households, 2008-2012 10,650 4,555,709
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2008-2012 2.19 2.46
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars) definition and source info Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012 $24,090 $25,857
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 2008-2012 $40,341 $48,246
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012 16.5% 15.4%

   

Business QuickFacts

Wooster

Ohio

Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2007 2,163 897,939
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 5.8%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F S
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 1.1%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 27.7%
 
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 1,245,037 295,890,890
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source info Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 579,058 135,575,279
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 608,686 138,816,008
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2007 $23,332 $12,049
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source info Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 61,132 17,779,905

   

Geography QuickFacts

Wooster

Ohio

Land area in square miles definition and source info Land area in square miles, 2010 16.31 40,860.69
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2010 1,601.4 282.3
Persons per square mile definition and source info FIPS Code 86548 39