Welcome to Wooster


Wooster, Ohio, home to 26,540 residents and counting, is a lively hub for innovation, business, and entertainment.

Serving as the county seat and dairy capital of the State, the community boasts an excellent school system, a vibrant downtown, three colleges, a world-class community-owned hospital, a portfolio of growing businesses serving the global economy, and a network of volunteers and organizations dedicated to helping individuals succeed.

Aside from its 600 acres of parkland, two public pools and a natatorium, growing urban bike trail network, and full calendar of festivals, intriguing educational events, and concerts, Wooster offers plenty for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.

Downtown shops offer artsy and eclectic goods along with the finest meals in the region, while the city’s North End retail district hosts national retailers, exquisite restaurants, and indoor activities ranging from mini- golf to ice-skating.

Industry and commerce continue to expand, from scientists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center creating rubber from dandelions and developing technologies to protect future crops, to entrepreneurs at Wooster Products creating the world’s longest-lasting illuminating stair safety tread used in the planet’s tallest skyscrapers, to a manufacturer creating torque-converters for a global market.

Wooster, named one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns in 2017, continues to be one of Ohio’s most innovative and exciting communities to live, work, and visit.

Over the last decade, the community has bonded closer together in rising above economic challenges, witnessed incredible revitalization in its downtown, and has welcomed several new employers and residents.

Woo Views
Woo Views
See why so many people love to live, work and play in Wooster, Ohio!
Downtown Wooster Archive
Wooster Digital History Project
A project of the Department of History at the College of Wooster - made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation - with help from friends & experts in Wooster & beyond.