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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$829
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    150
    525
  • Theft
    425
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,799
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

    Akron Reviews

    11 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.
    Review Akron
    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.