Wooster Ohio Census Information

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 11,000 households in Wooster, Ohio. The average household size was 2.2 people.Families made up 59 percent of the households in Wooster, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (43 percent) and other families (16 percent). Nonfamily households made up 41 percent of all households in Wooster, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The Types of Households in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Married-couple families 43%Other families 16%People living alone 35%Other nonfamily households 6%  Percent of households
NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Four percent of the people living in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-six percent was native, including 73 percent who were born in Ohio.
Among people at least five years old living in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009, 6 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 37 percent spoke Spanish and 63 percent spoke some other language; 34 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 79 percent of the people at least one year old living in Wooster, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 14 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 5 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Same residence 79%Different residence, same county 14%Different county, same state 5%Different state 1%Abroad 1%  Percent of people age 1 year and over
EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 88 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 27 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Twelve percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Wooster, Ohio was 6,700 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 730 and elementary or high school enrollment was 3,400 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 2,600.
The Educational Attainment of People in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Graduate or professional degree 11%Bachelor’s degree 15%Associate’s degree 6%Some college, no degree 19%High school diploma or equivalency 36%Less than high school diploma 12%  Percent of people 25 years and over
DISABILITY: In Wooster, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.
INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Wooster, Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 29 percent, and Manufacturing, 16 percent.
Employment by Industry in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1%Construction 3%Manufacturing 16%Wholesale trade 2%Retail trade 11%Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5%Information 3%Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 5%Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 8%Educational services, and health care and social assistance 29%Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 11%Other Services, except public administration 5%Public administration 2%  Percent of employed people 16 years and over
OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 33 percent; Sales and office occupations, 23 percent; Service occupations, 21 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 17 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 6 percent. Eighty percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
TRAVEL TO WORK: Seventy-four percent of Wooster, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 11 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 9 percent used other means. The remaining 5 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 17.1 minutes to get to work.
INCOME: The median income of households in Wooster, Ohio was $39,025. Seventy-seven percent of the households received earnings and 19 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-two percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,841. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 16 percent of people were in poverty. Twenty-five percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7 percent of people 65 years old and over. Thirteen percent of all families and 45 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Poverty Rates in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 People age 65 and over 7%Related children under 18 years 25%All families 13%Female householder families 45%  Percent below poverty level
POPULATION OF Wooster, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Wooster, Ohio had a total population of 26,000 – 14,000 (53 percent) females and 12,000 (47 percent) males. The median age was 36.5 years. Twenty-two percent of the population was under 18 years and 16 percent was 65 years and older.
The Age Distribution of People in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 65 and over 16%45 to 64 24%25 to 44 25%18 to 24 13%Under 18 22%  Percent of population
For people reporting one race alone, 92 percent was White; 3 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and less than 0.5 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Two percent of the people in Wooster, Ohio was Hispanic. Ninety percent of the people in Wooster, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Wooster, Ohio had a total of 12,000 housing units, 10 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 64 percent was in single-unit structures, 32 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 4 percent was mobile homes. Twenty-four percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
The Types of Housing Units in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Single-unit structures 64%In multi-unit structures 32%Mobile homes 4%  Percent of housing units
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Wooster, Ohio had 11,000 occupied housing units – 6,800 (61 percent) owner occupied and 4,300 (39 percent) renter occupied. Four percent of the households did not have telephone service and 9 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-eight percent had two vehicles and another 12 percent had three or more.
HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,134, nonmortgaged owners $419, and renters $597. Thirty-four percent of owners with mortgages, 15 percent of owners without mortgages, and 45 percent of renters in Wooster, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Wooster, Ohio in 2005-2009 Owners with mortgage 34%Owners without mortgage 15%Renters 45%  Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009.