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Overview

Introduction to Wooster, Ohio

Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne county, is 29 miles SW of Akron, Ohio and 49 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. About 24,811 people live in Wooster.

Wooster History

John Bever, Joseph Larwill and William Henry founded Wooster in 1808. They named it after General David Wooster, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War. The original seat of the government of Wayne County was in Madison, but due to lobbying by the residents of the county, it was changed to Wooster in 1811.

Wooster and nearby Attractions

  • Wayne County Historical Society and Museum
  • The College of Wooster Art Museum
  • Wayne Center for the Arts
  • Wooster Memorial Park
  • Vulture's Knob Mountain Bike Course and Race
  • The Ohio Light Opera

Things To Do In Wooster

There are numerous parks in the city where one can relax or pursue fitness or sporting activities. Some of the parks also have picnic pavilions and hiking trails. The campus of the College of Wooster is a beautiful area and a very popular tourist haunt.

Wooster Transportation

The Akron-Canton Regional Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Wooster Higher Education

The local College of Wooster is a reputed center of learning. Other options nearby include Ashland University and the University of Akron.

People

Total Population 26,353
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 12,089
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,376
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,687

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,856
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $124,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 9%
Irish 11.1%

Wooster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 44691
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.805
Longitude -81.935

Wooster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WOOSTER EXP STN
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apple Creek 1,168 $53,125
Congress 227 $37,500
Fredericksburg 424 $52,500

Wooster Public Libraries

Library
Wayne County Public Library
304 N. MARKET ST.
Wooster, Ohio
(330) 262-0916
Library Web Site

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Wooster Hospitals

WOOSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1761 BEALL AVE
(330) 263-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wooster High Schools

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WOOSTER HIGH SCHOOL
515 OLDMAN RD
330-345-4000
Serves 1,344 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

TRIWAY HIGH SCHOOL
3205 SHREVE RD
330-264-8685
Serves 692 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

FRANKLIN TWP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2060 E MORELAND RD
330-264-2378
Serves 169 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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