City of Akron, OH
Akron is located in Summit County in Ohio. The median income is $33,598 and the median home value is $87,200. The unemployment rate is 17.97% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 20.4 minutes to work each day. The population is 62% White, 31% Black, 3% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Akron, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Akron has a Walk Score® of 44.
Median Household Income$33,598
Median Home Price$87,200
Civic Duty Constructed on the cusp of the Great Depression in 1929, the Akron Civic Theatre is one of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the country, among facilities of its size, allowing patrons to experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium. The theater, designed by famed architect John Eberson, underwent a $22.6 million restoration that was completed in November 2002.
Perhaps the most iconic hub of Akron activity is the nearby Cuyahoga National Park, located on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Native Americans named the river the Crooked River, and guests can test their adrenaline levels on the river's 6.8 miles of whitewater rapids. The rapid is labeled a class1, so it's safe for the whole family. For those who prefer to stay on land, the park offers plenty of dry alternatives.
Offering an all-American menu with the convenience of a carhop, Swenson's Drive-In is hamburger heaven for Akron locals. The first Swenson's opened in 1934 and has since expanded to include six locations throughout Akron. The signature dish is a Galley Boy burger, a double burger with two special sauces that keeps customers coming back for more.
SchoolsIn Akron, Ohio
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Akron rates.
BusinessIn Akron, Ohio
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Akron.
HealthIn Akron, Ohio
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Akron.