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Wayne County: Where Livelihood and Your Best Life Meet

ohio's best hometownsWayne County offers an enviable “ag-urban” environment that combines the best of country living with the amenities provided by three nearby metropolitan markets. Quality of life in Wayne County checks all of the boxes: leisure activities and recreation, cultural enrichment, entertainment and peace of mind because your family is safe in our community-oriented region. While the City of Wooster, Wayne County’s largest city and county seat, has been named Ohio’s Best Hometown and was named a U.S. “Dreamtown” in a Bizjournals survey, the truth is, all of our downtowns have a particular charm.

Here, you can live in one of our charismatic cities or have acreage in the country, all while enjoying a lower cost of living and easy access to premier health care and excellent schools. In fact, Wayne County’s cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average and 17 percent lower than the rest of Ohio. Housing costs are 37.5 percent lower than in the rest of the nation. People moving to Wayne County from the majority of the United States will save money by reducing their monthly expenses.

In Wayne County, you’ll find it possible to achieve business success and personal fulfillment. Wayne County, a model micropolitan area with a population of 116,806 living in roughly 44,000 households, has been recognized nationally for livability and economic growth. In Wayne County, we balance the needs of commerce with those of our significant recreational and agricultural spaces through a forward-looking comprehensive plan. It's a proven formula for prosperity and superior livability and one that makes Wayne County the place you want to be.