Akron, OH Metro Area

Moving to Akron? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Akron metro area comprises 2 counties in Ohio. The largest cities in the Akron metro area are Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and of course, Akron.

703,017 people live in Akron within 281,752 households. The population of Akron is 82% White, 12% Black and 2% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 2% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 40.0, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 22% of residents are under age 18. 15% are over age 65. 48% of Akron’s residents are male.

Who lives in Akron? There are 82,244 married couples without children and another 48,444 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 4,910 single dads and 20,753 single mothers. 85,487 residents of Akron live alone.

How affordable is Akron? The median household income in Akron is $50,776 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $27,823 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Akron area are found in Hudson with a median household income of $123,324, followed by Montrose-Ghent and Silver Lake. The lowest incomes are in Twinsburg Heights with a median household income of $27,885, followed by Windham and Sawyerwood.

The highest home values in the Akron area are found in Boston Heights with a median home value of $328,100, followed by Montrose-Ghent and Hudson. The lowest home values are in Sawyerwood with a median home value of $67,900, followed by Akron and Windham.

20% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 35% earn less than $35,000. 5.5% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 21.3% of Akron's children live below the poverty line.


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