Akron, Ohio 

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Population

195,994

-2.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

Median Age

36.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.5

summer / winter

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.
State: Ohio
County: Summit County
Metro Area: Akron Metro Area
City: Akron
Zip Codes: 44312, 44310, 44313, 44305, 44306, 44320, 44314, 44301, 44311, 44303, 14 total
Cost of Living: -30.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1027 ft above sea level

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Akron, OH Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Akron is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Akron, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Summit county remained moderately Democratic, 53.9% to 44.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Akron's population is 195,994 people. Since 2020, 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: $76,900. 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 18.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Akron is $76,900.
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Reviews for Akron   31 Reviews
Glad to be home - 10/21/2021
I grew up and lived in Akron, OH for a majority of my life, with the exception of living in Panama City, FL for 8 years. The town is pretty decent, affordable utilities,... Read More

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Gross - 3/8/2021
This area is completely run down. Ghetto with a capital... Read More

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

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