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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Wooster is a town in Ohio with a population of 26,723. Wooster is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Wooster offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wooster there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Wooster and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wooster are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Wooster Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    176.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    110.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    88.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    577.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,657.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wooster

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,946
National
$55,322
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Wooster Reviews

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I’ve lived here my whole life, and it’s an excellent city to grow up. It’s a pretty small city, which is nice because there’s not usually much traffic and still has that small town feeling. It’s a great place to raise a family. It’s a very safe area, the public school system is great, and there are plenty of other nearby schools in other towns. The north end is expanding and has plenty of nice stores and fast food restaurants. The downtown area is on the south side of town and has plenty of good restaurants. Wooster is about an hour from Cleveland, 45 minutes from Akron and Canton, and 90 minutes from Columbus. Wooster has almost everything you need, and it is still growing and expanding. There are also many great parks and plenty of sidewalk areas to walk, run, bike, etc. Some people hate the weather, but living here has made me love winter, and the summers can actually get very hot. Overall a great place to live!
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Wooster is average town size that has events all year. There are farmer markets, during the summer. The library has different events for little ones. Wooster, has many local shops and chain shops to choose from. Roads and side walks are kept nice. Some houses are not the greatest shape (like any other town) but most houses are really nice. Wooster also offers a lot of parks so families can enjoy!
Wooster is a hearty community filled with an interesting mix of primarily Caucasian residents. The town is always changing, with the downtown storefronts rotating frequently and the uptown stores maintaining a pretty steady flow. Downtown offers numerous antinque stores, a few coffee shops, and a handful of other fun specialty stores. The restaurant options are endless, though lacking seriously in ethnic cuisine.
Wooster is not a very diverse city. The people percentage of white citizens hovers slightly about 90%, which is not much of a change since the 2010 census.