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WOOSTER AT A GLANCE WOOSTER FAST FACTS • Wooster is the county seat of Wayne County. • Wooster is the largest of the county’s three cities (Wooster, Orrville & 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 & 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.

DEMOGRAPHICS Population*: City of Wooster ...............................Wayne County 2010......................................26,213......................................114,222 2000......................................24,811......................................111,564 1990......................................22,427......................................101,461 1980.....................................19,289.........................................97,408 1970.....................................18,703.........................................87,123 Households*:.............City of Wooster..................Wayne County 2010...........................................NA.......................................46,068 2000.......................................10,040.......................................40,445 1990.........................................8,599.......................................35,619 1980.........................................7,105.......................................32,233 Race*:..........................City of Wooster...............Wayne County Total population....................26,213...................................111,564 White..........................................NA....................................107,436

African American.....................NA........................................1,896 Native American.......................NA...........................................223 Asian..........................................NA........................................1,004 Other..........................................NA........................................1,005 Area:..................................City of Wooster...........Wayne County Square miles............................14.4.............................................555

TRANSPORTATION Number of miles of streets in the City of Wooster — 129.76 U.S. Highways — 30, 250. State Routes — 3, 83, 585, 302, 95, 226. Interstates — 71 is 16 miles NW of Wooster. Local airport — Wayne County Airport, six miles NE of Wooster. Nearby major airports — Akron Canton, 36 mi. NE of Wooster & Cleveland Hopkins, 48 mi. NE of Wooster.

2015 CLIMATE: Month.....................High Temp .........Low Temp....Precipitation January...........................57.4°.......................-5.2°....................2.36” February.........................49.0°......................-18°.....................1.04” March.............................64.5°......................-4.3°....................2.49” April................................78.2°.....................24.5°.....................2.80” May.................................87.1°.....................31.8°....................4.33” June.................................89.9°.....................46.4°....................5.42” July..................................90.8°.....................48.3°....................3.33” August.............................89.5°.....................49.1°....................0.78” September.......................89.4°.....................45.9°....................3.57” October............................76.9°.....................26.1°....................2.30” November........................78.2°.....................16.2°....................1.25” December(2014).............59.2°.....................20.7°....................1.78” * Data collected from the OARDC Weather System, Wooster Station. www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/newweather/stationinfo.asp?id=1

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PUBLISHER............................................................................................ANDREW S. DIX NICHE PRODUCT MANAGER...............................................................COLETTE TAYLOR DIRECTOR.............................................................................................AMANDA NIXON WRITER & DESIGNER.............................................................................KATE MINNICH

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