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For the most recent demographics relating to our area please visit the links below.  Within these pages you will find detailed information on Wooster and Wayne County.  Each page also gives you the opportunity to break the information down further by choosing the "show more" link.
Wooster Fast Facts
  • Wooster is the county seat of Wayne County.
  • Wooster is the largest of the county's three cities (Wooster, Orrville and Rittman).
  • Downtown Wooster has approximately 300 businesses.
  • The city motto is "Keeping tradition a part of our future".
  • Wooster was designated an "All-American City" in 1975.
  • In 2000, Wooster was named a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily.  This designation was given to 141 small cities (population of 10,000-50,000) in the United States with an "outstanding quality of life".
  • In 2001 and 2003, Wooster was on Site Selection magazine's list of the "Top 100 U.S. Small Towns for Corporate Facilities:  New and Expanded Facilities".
  • Wooster won the Ohio Magazine Award in 2006 as Ohio's Best Hometown in NE region.

A Quick Look

Population
City of Wooster
Wayne County
2000
24,811
111,564
1990
22,247
101,461
1980
19,289
97,408
1970
18,703
87,123
 
 
 
Households
City of Wooster
Wayne County
2000
10,040
40,445
1990
8,599
35,619
1980
7,105
32,233
 
 
 
Race
City of Wooster
Wayne County
Total Population
24,811
111,564
White
22,972
107,677
African American
947
1,749
Native American
64
183
Asian
383
740
Other
445
1,215
 
 
 
Area:  Square miles
City of Wooster:  17.121
Wayne County:  551
Data supplied by the Ohio Department of Development, 2000 Census