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Wooster is a city in Wayne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. David Wooster of the Revolutionary War.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Wooster. For links to other places called Wooster, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wooster is 40.805N. The longitude is -81.935W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 997 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,322.


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Median household income
Local
$37,400
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wooster demographic reports
Wooster is on Killbuck Creek.
Local festivals include:
  • Wooster Arts Jazz Fest - July 8, 2007
  • Wayne County Fair - Sept. 8-13, 2007
  • Woosterfest - Sept. 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wooster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wayne County Historical Society and Museum
Colleges and universities: College of Wooster, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Inst
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wooster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44691 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Wooster residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wooster ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wooster was $21,505, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Wooster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wooster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.


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Libraries in Wooster include Wayne County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wooster include Daily Record

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKRW.

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Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wooster political report.

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Wooster restaurants taking online reservations include The Wooster Inn ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Wooster workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wooster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wooster include Amerihost Inn, Amerihost Inn, Best Western Wooster Plaza, Econo Lodge Wooster, Hilton Garden Inn Wooster, Super 8.

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