Akron, Ohio 

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Population

198,252

-2.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Best Places to Live in Akron, Ohio

Mid-sized industrial city - Northeastern Ohio, 40 miles south of Cleveland. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Akron, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Akron, OH Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Summit County
Metro Area: Akron Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Akron
Zip Codes: 44312, 44310, 44313, 44305, 44306, 44320, 44314, 44301, 44311, 44303, 14 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1027 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Akron is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Akron jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Akron's cost of living is 30.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Akron's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Summit county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Akron's population is 198,252 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Akron is Real Estate: $66,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.3%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Akron

It's a good time to buy in Akron. Home Appreciation is up 8.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Akron is $66,500.

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Reviews for Akron   29 Reviews
Akron from the perpective of a 23 year-old - 5/6/2018
My goodness, I had to create an account to counterbalance all the negative people. I grew up in Ellet, went to an Akron Public School, graduated with a bachelor's from... Read More

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what Akron was - 11/9/2017
I lived here 66-81. My home was in West Akron, and I went to Firestone High class of 74. I went back in 2015 Aug. and I was shocked to see how the town has gone down.... Read More

crime in akron - 1/4/2016
The city is a turd hole living in Akron for forty... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN AKRON, OHIO
44312, 44310, 44313, 44305, 44306, 44320, 44314, 44301, 44311, 44303, 14 total

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