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Akron, OH: What you need to know

Nicknamed the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron has also been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The largest employer in Akron is Summa Health System which provides jobs to more than 10,700 people. Another major economic contributor, and higher education opportunity, is the University of Akron. More than 20 distinct neighborhoods are available to residents, and attractions include Firestone Country Club and three performance halls – including Akron Civic Theatre that opened in 1920.


Akron, OH City Profile

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Population 198,329
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $34,512
Median Home Price $81,200
Walkscore 44

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Akron, OH Demographics

Median Population in Akron, OH

Median Age 36.6%
Age 18 Over 78%
Age 21 Over 72.5%
Age 62 Over 17.1%
Age 65 Over 13.4%

Race in Akron, OH

  Ethnicity White 61.5%
  Ethnicity Black 30.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 0.5%

Population By Gender in Akron, OH

  Male 48.3%
  Female 51.7%

Language in Akron, OH

  English Only 93.5%
  English Other 6.5%

Economics in Akron, OH

  Median Household Income $34,512
  Median Home Price $81,200
  Homes Owned 47.7%
  Homes Rent 52.3%
  Median Property Rent $680

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Commute Types in Akron, OH

  Walked 2.2%
  Worked at Home 2.1%
  Public Transportation 4.4%
  Other Means 0.6%
  Drove Alone 82%
  Carpooled 8.9%

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