Wooster, Ohio Population 2022

26,016
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Wooster is a city located in Wayne County Ohio. Wooster has a 2020 population of 26,016. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. Wooster is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,134 in 2010.

The average household income in Wooster is $63,984 with a poverty rate of 14.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $143,100. The median age in Wooster is 37.9 years, 33.9 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Wooster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Woosterwas:

  • White: 90.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.44%
  • Asian: 3.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wooster, Ohio is 26,016 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,016.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,134.

Wooster, Ohio Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021115,550-80-0.07%
2020115,630-80-0.07%
2019115,710-80-0.07%
2018115,790-378-0.33%
2017116,168-445-0.38%
2016116,6133990.34%
2015116,2143020.26%
2014115,9125120.44%
2013115,4003710.32%
2012115,0293800.33%
2011114,6492550.22%
2010114,3940.00%

Wooster Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,01690.04%
Black or African American9183.44%
Asian8013.00%
Two or More Races6672.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native1720.64%
Some Other Race990.37%
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Wooster Population by Race

Wooster Population Pyramid $2022

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Wooster Median Age

37.9


Total

33.9


Male

40.6


Female

Wooster Adults

There are 21,598 adults, (4,962 of whom are seniors) in Wooster.

Wooster Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wooster Sex Ratio

Female

13,823

51.82%

Male

12,850

48.18%

Wooster Population by Age

Wooster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wooster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female45.8%54.2%
Male51.4%48.6%
All57.6%42.4%
Married77.2%22.8%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wooster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9772.1557.6
Non Family4,8571.1243.2
Married4,4172.977.2
Female1,1543.2445.8
Male5492.8951.4

2.86

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Wooster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2691.56%
9th to 12th Grade7894.58%
High School Graduate6,31436.63%
Some College3,69121.41%
Associates Degree1,1926.92%
Bachelors Degree2,64215.33%
Graduate Degree2,34013.58%
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Wooster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wooster Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,75814,7924,434
Black53750664
Asian424413316
Hispanic242222123
2+ Races21718712
Other Race656531
Native American595933

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.53%.

Wooster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,648$42,136$24,312
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,234$2,500
High School Graduate$27,071$35,867$21,640
Some College$28,966$40,771$23,224
Bachelors Degree$52,346$63,307$41,469
Graduate Degree$57,292$66,250$45,268

$33,648

Average Earnings

$42,136

Average Male

$24,312

Average Female

Wooster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wooster Language by Age

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Wooster Language

94.60% of Wooster residents speak only English, while 5.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Wooster Language

Wooster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,1452,87513.60%
Black76120627.07%
Native17216294.19%
Multiple5627713.70%
Asian622365.79%
Hispanic35782.24%
OtherNaN%

14.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.31%

Male Poverty Rate

15.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wooster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wooster is Native, with 94.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wooster is Hispanic, with 2.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.97%.

Wooster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.09%
High School13.91%
Some College13.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%

Wooster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.73%
Male Unemployed25.99%
Female Employed8.93%
Male Employed4.50%

Wooster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wooster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,944$63,984
Families$63,325$80,672
Married Families$76,548-
Non Families$30,322$39,501
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Income by Household Type

Wooster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wooster Married by Age and Sex

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Wooster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wooster Marital Status by Race

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Wooster Marital Status

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1,443

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam593
First Gulf War174
World War II138
Korea93
Second Gulf War93

Wooster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74434
75+403
55 to 64364
35 to 54182
18 to 3460

Wooster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3947.06%
2+ Races255.98%
Native American1627.12%
Black81.14%

Wooster Veterans by Race

Wooster Veterans by Education

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7.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wooster Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wooster Employment by Age

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Wooster Employment by Race

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Wooster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.17%

Born in Wooster

96.00%

Native Born

4.00%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.00% of Wooster residents were born in the United States, with 73.17% having been born in Ohio. 2.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wooster Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202226,016-126-0.48%
202126,142-126-0.48%
202026,268-126-0.48%
201926,394-126-0.48%
201826,520-121-0.45%
201726,641-352-1.30%
201626,9931350.50%
201526,8581180.44%
201426,7401600.60%
201326,580410.15%
201226,5391900.72%
201126,3492150.82%
201026,1341,3230.52%
200024,8112,6201.12%
199022,1912,9021.41%
198019,2895860.31%
197018,7031,6570.93%
196017,0463,0411.98%
195014,0052,4621.95%
194011,5438010.72%
193010,7422,5382.73%
19208,2042,0682.95%
19106,136730.12%
19006,0631620.27%
18905,901610.10%
18805,8404210.75%
18705,4192,0584.89%
18603,3615641.85%
18502,7970.00%

Wooster Population by Year