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Wooster, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Wooster had a population of 26,901 as of July 1, 2017. Wooster ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wooster is located at latitude 40.8162 and longitude -81.9331 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wooster (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Wooster (GNIS ID: 1087163) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wooster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Wooster, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 26,901
Daytime Population: Workers 22,370
Daytime Population: Residents 14,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,642
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 24,310
Population in Familes 18,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,591
Population Density2 1,649
Diversity Index3 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,261
Average Household Income $65,057
Per Capita Income $27,167

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,384 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,671 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $138,100
Average Home Value $160,277
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,054
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 6,405
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.26%
Households 0.41% 0.38%
Families 0.35% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Wooster, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wooster to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 95th
Population Density # 394 68th
Diversity Index # 247 80th
Median Household Income # 787 35th
Per Capita Income # 422 65th

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