Wooster, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 26,384 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 12,630  (47.9%)
Females: 13,754  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 44691.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,280 (it was $37,400 in 2000)
Wooster:

$39,280
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,793 (it was $21,505 in 2000)

Wooster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,401 (it was $99,800 in 2000)
Wooster:

$121,401
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $139,614; Detached houses: $142,995; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,538; In 2-unit structures: $100,240; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,775; Mobile homes: $134,790

Median gross rent in 2012: $646.

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  • White alone - 23,169 (88.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,041 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 698 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 684 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 487 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 76 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 48 (0.2%)

Races in Wooster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wooster: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.0%), United States (10.5%), Irish (9.8%), English (8.3%), Italian (5.2%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1972

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,836 people per square mile   (low).

Wooster,OH real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wooster:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wooster city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

978 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  3.7%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Wooster, Ohio as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wooster to the number of sex offenders is 290 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,833 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,169 (1.6%)

Wooster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Akron, OH (28.5 miles , pop. 217,074).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Smithville, OH (2.4 miles ), Apple Creek, OH (2.6 miles ), New Pittsburg, OH (3.0 miles ), Orrville, OH (3.0 miles ), Shreve, OH (3.1 miles ), Fredericksburg, OH (3.1 miles ), Congress, OH (3.2 miles) , Kidron, OH (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2000: 66 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2001: 63 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2002: 82 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2004: 106 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2005: 87 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $229,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.81 N, Longitude: 81.94 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,391 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,560 (62.0%)

Area code: 330

Wooster household income distribution Wooster home values distribution

Crime rates in Wooster by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1210111
per 100,000 3.97.73.80.03.83.83.8
Rapes 15151513231915
per 100,000 58.457.957.549.487.672.757.4
Robberies 30191924131710
per 100,000 116.773.372.891.249.565.038.3
Assaults 2619242183516
per 100,000 101.273.391.979.830.5133.961.2
Burglaries 206168263226194191143
per 100,000 801.6648.31007.5858.7739.2730.7547.1
Thefts 828792831986673686679
per 100,000 3221.93056.33183.33746.52564.42624.52597.8
Auto thefts 17221818172629
per 100,000 66.284.969.068.464.899.5111.0
Arson 18287151288
per 100,000 70.0108.026.857.045.730.630.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.5) 289.2263.0286.5287.5248.9266.2220.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wooster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Ohio average:

1.99
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,675 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Wooster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wooster, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wooster-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the Wooster city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 49.2 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wooster-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from Wooster center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from Wooster center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 356.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wooster topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Musselman - Basketball coach, Roger Peckinpaugh - Baseball player, Arthur Compton - Physicist, Dean Chance - Baseball player, Karl Taylor Compton - Physicist, Dick Schafrath - Politician, Hollis Frampton - Experimental filmmaker, Ron Amstutz - Politician, William Richard Arnold (bishop) - Chief of Chaplains of the Army, Wilson Martindale Compton - University president.

Main business address for: WAYNE BANCORP INC /OH/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), WAYNE SAVINGS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wooster:

  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF GREATER WAYNE COUNTY (2525A BACK ORRVILLE RD)
  • WOOSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 1761 BEALL AVENUE)
  • FMC - WAYNE COUNTY KIDNEY CENTER (387 WEST MILLTOWN RD)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES WOOSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1761 BEALL AVENUE)
  • COUNTRY POINTE (3071 NORTH ELYRIA ROAD)
  • GLENDORA HEALTH CARE CENTER (1552 NORTH HONEYTOWN ROAD)
  • HORN NURSING HOME (230 NORTH MARKET STREET)
  • SMITHVILLE WESTERN CARE CENTER (4110 EAST SMITHVILLE WESTERN ROAD)
  • WAYNE COUNTY CARE CENTER (876 S GEYERS CHAPEL ROAD)
  • WEST VIEW MANOR INC (1715 MECHANICSBURG ROAD)

Airports located in Wooster:

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Colleges/Universities in Wooster:

  • The College of Wooster (Full-time enrollment: 2,112; Location: 1189 Beall Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wooster.edu)
  • Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 559; Location: 1328 Dover Rd; Public; Website: www.ati.osu.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wooster:

  • Ashland University (about 21 miles; Ashland, OH; Full-time enrollment: 5,151)
  • Stark State College (about 27 miles; North Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 7,707)
  • Kent State University at Stark (about 27 miles; Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 3,259)
  • Malone University (about 30 miles; Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 2,201)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (about 30 miles; Akron, OH; FT enrollment: 22,216)
  • Walsh University (about 31 miles; North Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • Oberlin College (about 37 miles; Oberlin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,795)

Public high schools in Wooster:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wooster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wooster:

  • WOOSTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 4599 BURBANK RD # B; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WOOSTER OHIO (Students: 80; Location: 1859 BURBANK RD; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Wooster, map of school districts: WOOSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TRIWAY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Wooster:

  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,520,088; Location: 304 N. MARKET ST.; 317,462 books; 18,801 e-books; 38,659 audio materials; 27,174 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 40 other licensed databases; 901 print serial subscriptions; 17 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wooster: Boles Golf Course (A), Wayne County Fairgrounds (B), Papp Stadium (C), Kuhles Fruit Farm (D), Wooster Fire Division Station 2 (E), Wayne County Law Library (F), Wayne County Historical Museum (G), Wayne County Public Library (H), Wayne Center for the Arts (I), Wayne County Courthouse (J), Wooster City Hall (K), Westminster Hall (L), Wayne County Childrens Home (M), Wagner Hall (N), Taylor Hall (O), Severance Hall (P), Scovel Hall (Q), Merz Hall (R), Memorial Hall (S), Kauke Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Milltown Mall Shopping Center (1), Portage Square Shopping Center (2), Wooster Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wooster include: WAYNE BANCORP INC /OH/ (A), WAYNE SAVINGS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wooster include: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County (A), Westminster Presbyterian Church (B), Grace Church of the Brethren (C), Evangel Assembly of God Church (D), Burbank Road Church of Christ (E), West South Street Church of God (F), Nold Avenue Baptist Church (G), Zion Lutheran Church (H), Wooster United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Madisonburg Cemetery (1), Highland Park Cemetery (2), Wooster Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Apple Creek (A), Christmas Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wooster include: Cohan Park (1), Christmas Run Park (2), Wooster Public Square Historic District (3), Schellin Park (4), Miller Park (5), Dale Soccer Field (6), Knights Field (7), D J Hard Tennis Courts (8), Cindy Barr Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Acres of Fun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3889 Friendsville Road) (1), AAA Travel Agency Wooster (Tours & Charters; 2873 Cleveland Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Great American Grill-Hilton Garden Inn (959 Dover Road) (1), Amerihost Inn - Wooster North (789 E Milltown Rd) (2), Giorgio's Restaurant (243 East Liberty Street) (3), Amerihost Inn Wooster OH (2055 Lincoln Way East) (4), Best Western Wooster Plaza (243 East Liberty Street) (5), Hampton Inn Wooster- Oh. (4253 Burbank Rd) (6), Econo Lodge Wooster (2137 Lincoln Way East) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Wayne County - Juvenile Court- Clerks Office (Courthouse Public Square) (1), Wayne County - Juvenile Court- Juvenile Probation Department (Courthouse Public Square) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.3. This is about average.

City:

86.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wooster and their reported violations in the past:

PORTS PETROLEUM (Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-18-2011 to SEP-02-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WAYNE LANES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2008), St Boil Water Order (APR-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2008), St Boil Water Order (APR-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WOOSTER CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH WITNESSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
TRIWAY LANES (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHRISTIAN CHILDRENS HOME (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-31-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WAYNE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2008)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
GLENDORA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-1997), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-1997), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RODEWAY INN - JAY JALARAM LODGING LLC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wooster that have no violations reported:

  • SAVE-A-LOT MARKET-ASHLAND ROAD PWS (Population served: 666, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • I70 FUEL MART 727 (Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT. ZION CHURCH OF GOD - WOOSTER PWS (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANTMYER OIL CO DBA ROWE OIL PWS (Population served: 104, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAK CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOREST VIEW MOBILE HOME (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROYAL STAR INN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINDA MARTIN JUVENILE ATTENTION CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.0% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 8.1% for other race residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Wooster in 2010:

  • 1,918 people in college/university student housing
  • 230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wooster in 2000:

  • 1,498 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 244 people in nursing homes
  • 113 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 41 people in halfway houses
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes

Wooster, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Wooster compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Wooster (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Buehler-Milltown Branch, Beall Branch, The Wayne County National Bank Of Wo, Milltown Drive-In Branch, Mortgage Center Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Wooster Drive Thru Branch, Wooster Branch, Cleveland Road Branch, Burbank Road Branch. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • Wayne Savings Community Bank: Millersburg Road Branch, 1926 Cleveland Rd Branch, Riffel Road Branch, at 151 North Market Street. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $410.1 mil, Deposits: $335.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Premier Bank & Trust, National Association: Wooster Branch, Milltown Financial Center Branch, Messenger Service Branch. Info updated 2010/09/23: Bank assets: $146.7 mil, Deposits: $104.2 mil, headquarters in North Canton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Excel Bancorp, Llc
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: College Hills Branch at 601 Portage Road, branch established on 1955/10/10; Walnut Street Branch at 141 North Walnut Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Apple Creek Banking Company: Madisonburg Branch at 4500 Cleveland Road, branch established on 1979/10/01; Wooster Branch at 155 South Market Street, branch established on 1981/10/05. Info updated 2008/07/22: Bank assets: $105.5 mil, Deposits: $86.2 mil, headquarters in Apple Creek, OH, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Apple Creek Banc Corp
  • First National Bank: Burbank Road Office Branch at 4192 Burbank Rd., branch established on 2005/06/30; Cleveland Road Branch at 1725 Cleveland Road, branch established on 1999/04/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $403.3 mil, Deposits: $341.3 mil, headquarters in Orrville, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancshares Corporation
  • Westfield Bank, FSB: Wooster Branch at 343 West Milltown Road, branch established on 2010/04/26. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $583.4 mil, Deposits: $464.4 mil, headquarters in Westfield Center, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • The Huntington National Bank: Wooster Branch at 445 West Milltown Road, branch established on 2003/10/02. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wooster, Ohio:

  • Wooster Inn, 810 E Wayne Ave, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 264-2341
  • L K Motel, 969 Timken Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 264-8222
  • Econo Lodge Wooster, 2139 Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 264-8883
  • Rodeway Inn Wooster, 2055 E Lincolnway, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 262-5008, Fax: (330) 262-5084
  • Wooster Inn, 801 E Wayne Ave, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 264-2341
  • Days Inn, 789 E Milltown Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 345-1500, Fax: (330) 345-2411
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Dover Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 202-7701
  • Hampton Inn, 4253 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 345-4424, Fax: (330) 345-4724
  • Best Western Wooster Hotel, 243 E Liberty St, Wooster, OH 44691 , Phone: (330) 264-7750, Fax: (330) 262-5840
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wooster, Ohio

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wooster travel time to work - commute Wooster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Wooster:

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Religion statistics for Wooster city (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.41%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOld Order Amish
Adherents15.6%13.9%8.6%8.3%8.1%
Congregations1.8%11.2%5.4%4.9%28.3%
NameMennonite Church USAUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents6.5%5.9%3.4%3.1%26.6%
Congregations5.4%3.1%2.7%2.2%35.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Wayne County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Wayne County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Wayne County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 56
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

29.1%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$54,633$59,6000$0
Other Government Administration 9$8,649$11,5320$0
Judicial and Legal 2$15,310$91,8600$0
Police Protection - Officers 40$214,546$64,3640$0
Firefighters 42$267,142$76,3260$0
Streets and Highways 36$164,084$54,6950$0
Hospitals 557$2,438,637$52,538357$790,358
Sewerage 11$52,045$56,7760$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,258$48,4420$0
Water Supply 6$29,530$59,0600$0
Totals for Government 721$3,272,834$54,472357$790,358

Wooster government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $17,159,000 ($650.36)
    Sewerage: $2,698,000 ($102.26)
    Regular Highways: $1,316,000 ($49.88)
    Water Utilities: $1,247,000 ($47.26)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $66,640,000 ($2525.77)
    Police Protection: $4,152,000 ($157.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,135,000 ($156.72)
    Sewerage: $2,699,000 ($102.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,500,000 ($94.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,741,000 ($65.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,702,000 ($64.51)
    Financial Administration: $1,148,000 ($43.51)
    Central Staff Services: $1,148,000 ($43.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $833,000 ($31.57)
    General - Other: $775,000 ($29.37)
    General Public Buildings: $353,000 ($13.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000 ($13.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $294,000 ($11.14)
    Health - Other: $138,000 ($5.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,287,000 ($48.78)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $21,000 ($0.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000 ($6.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,200,000 ($1826.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $300,000 ($11.37)

Wooster government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $78,811,000 ($2987.08)
    Sewerage: $4,253,000 ($161.20)
    All Other: $1,079,000 ($40.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $914,000 ($34.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $426,000 ($16.15)
    All Other: $58,000 ($2.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,691,000 ($139.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $435,000 ($16.49)
    Special Assessments: $242,000 ($9.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($0.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,942,000 ($149.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,544,000 ($96.42)
    General Local Government Support: $1,858,000 ($70.42)
    Health and Hospitals: $448,000 ($16.98)
    All Other: $40,000 ($1.52)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $8,922,000 ($338.16)
    Property: $2,278,000 ($86.34)
    Other License: $626,000 ($23.73)
    Death and Gift: $539,000 ($20.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $43,000 ($1.63)

Wooster government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,985,000 ($567.96)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,985,000 ($567.96)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,089,000 ($534.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,199,000 ($500.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,890,000 ($71.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000 ($37.90)

Wooster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,895,000 ($147.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,402,000 ($3388.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,610,000 ($591.65)

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Ohio average:

4.72%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Medina County, OH  0.62% ($30,266 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.56% ($35,915)
from Stark County, OH  0.38% ($30,856)


4.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Ohio average:

5.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Summit County, OH  0.60% ($28,423 average AGI)
to Medina County, OH  0.58% ($27,766)
to Stark County, OH  0.44% ($30,806)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wooster:

  • WKVX (960 AM; 1 kW; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: WWST CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBC (1480 AM; 15 kW; CANTON, OH; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRCW (1060 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CANTON, OH)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAKR (1590 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wooster:

  • WQKT (104.5 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: WWST CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WKRW (89.3 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCWS-FM (90.9 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER)
  • W204AJ (88.7 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WBZW (107.7 FM; LOUDONVILLE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCO-FM (101.3 FM; ASHLAND, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKDD (98.1 FM; CANTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W220BP (91.9 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBK (98.3 FM; FREDERICKTOWN, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wooster:

  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W33BW (Channel 33; ASHLAND, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wooster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 35
Total length: 154 meters (505ft)
Total costs: $286,000
Total average daily traffic: 356,096
Total average daily truck traffic: 45,047

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 19
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wooster, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wooster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 236 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wooster, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 161 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wooster)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wooster)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Wooster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wooster, OH
Most common first names in Wooster, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary32781.0 years
John26877.1 years
William23073.8 years
Robert20971.9 years
Ruth19280.0 years
James18670.4 years
Charles17175.6 years
Helen16681.7 years
George13178.7 years
Richard12469.9 years
Most common last names in Wooster, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller17176.6 years
Smith12576.8 years
Johnson7274.0 years
Martin5577.0 years
Franks5076.7 years
Snyder4978.9 years
Myers4878.0 years
Wilson3974.6 years
Brown3978.7 years
Jones3877.2 years
Businesses in Wooster, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Red Lobster1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway7
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Honda1UPS10
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture3
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