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Pros

-Revitalizing economy
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Cleveland

Cons

-Entertainment
-Cloudy, wet climate
-Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Akron Metro Area


Akron is known as an industrial center and center of the U.S. rubber industry. The area once produced over half the tires made in the United States, in addition to manufacturing other rubber, plastic, and chemical products. Although the majority of the production has shifted south and overseas, Akron remains a corporate center for tire companies, including Goodyear, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and GenCorp. The city has a strong pro-business climate and a strategic location to many US markets, and is slowly increasing its service-economy base.


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Quick Facts About Akron


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Akron is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Akron jobs have Increased by 1.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Akron's cost of living is 21.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Akron's population is 197,542 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -11.42 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Akron is $62,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -24.77 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Akron public schools spend $17,115 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Akron.

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  1/4/2016
crime in akron

The city is a turd hole living in Akron for forty... (Read More)

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  5/6/2015
A city going downhill...

I lived in Akron and other surrounding cities for 30 years and unfortunately I witnessed this city go downhill rapidly throughout this time. I only regret that I didn't... (Read More)

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  10/22/2012
Akron, OH

Not going to move anytime soon...it looks pretty good compared to many places I've been in the past few years, even for all of the complaining folks do about how much... (Read More)

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