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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,773
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+12,132
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,395
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,880
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,556
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work10%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$126,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
Irish10.8%
English9.1%
Italian5.5%
Scottish2.7%
Swiss2.6%
Polish2.5%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.1%
Hungarian1%
Slovak0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Canadian0.4%
German0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
New Zealand0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Wooster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes44691
Phone Area Codes234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-81.93

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)

StationWOOSTER EXP STN
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationAKRON
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apple Creek1,128$60,972
Congress78$35,750
Fredericksburg472$58,036
Orrville8,351$54,063
Shreve1,447$55,625
Smithville1,249$55,714

Wooster Public Libraries

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

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Wooster Hospitals

Wooster Community Hospital
(Government - Local)
1761 Beall Avenue
(330) 263-8100

Wooster Public Schools

Cornerstone Elementary School
101 W Bowman St
ZIP: 44691
(330) 262-9666
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Edgewood Middle School
2695 Graustark Path
ZIP: 44691
(330) 345-6475
Middle
Total Enrollment 803
Franklin Twp Elementary School
2060 E Moreland Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 264-2378
Primary
Total Enrollment 138
Kean Elementary School
432 Oldman Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 345-6634
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Melrose Elementary School
1641 Sunset Ln
ZIP: 44691
(330) 345-6434
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Parkview Elementary School
773 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 44691
(330) 262-3821
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Triway High School
3205 Shreve Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 264-8685
High
Total Enrollment 422
Triway Junior High School
3145 Shreve Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 264-2114
Middle
Total Enrollment 269
Wooster High School
515 Oldman Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 345-4000
Other
Total Enrollment 1395
Wooster Littlest Generals Preschool
101 W Bowman St
ZIP: 44691
(330) 988-1111
Primary
Total Enrollment 95
Wooster Twp Elementary School
1071 Dover Rd
ZIP: 44691
(330) 264-6252
Primary
Total Enrollment 382

Wooster Private Schools

Montessori School Of Wooster Ohio
1170 Akron Rd
ZIP: 44691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
St Mary Of Immaculate Conception School
515 Beall Ave
ZIP: 44691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
Wooster Christian School
4599b Burbank Rd
ZIP: 44691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
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