11 reviews
  1. Town in Pennsylvania
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$786
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    25
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127
    575
  • Theft
    737
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,400
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%

    Akron Reviews

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    Akron is a small town but it is near other towns such as Ephrata and Lititz. Shops and companies in Akron include Weiser's, a small grocery store with excellent fresh doughnuts, Royer's, a drug and gift store, as well as other small stores. We also have a small pizza/bar resturant and a road side barbeque trailer. Brewsters is the barbeque trailer has the best brisket and does catering as well. I have lived here for 16 years and love the town and all it has to offer.
    There is not a lot of crime in the area, however there are people who do things that could cause more crime to come to the area. The police do not do anything about this until multiple people complain about them.
    There is very little crime, we are a pretty safe area. We have lights that make noise for a blind lady so she knows when she can cross the street. We are very people oriented and we are safe.