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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Akron is a city in Ohio with a population of 198,508. Akron is in Summit County. Living in Akron offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Akron there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Akron and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Akron...
Population
198,508

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Akron Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    370
    283
  • Murder
    21
    6
  • Rape
    106
    41
  • Robbery
    200
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,166
    500
  • Theft
    2,687
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,240
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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I've lived in Akron for over 30 years. The people are friendly, the commute time is reasonable! It's a smaller city with a big city feel. Nearby Cleveland offers even more sporting cultural and diverse options. There is great cultural diversity in our ever growing and developing city of Akron. There's much to do especially in the park system, eateries and musical and cultural entertainment. We can also brag of being the birth place of Lebron James!
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I've been living in Akron for most of my life. There are some issues with people and public schools, but other than that its a pretty nice city. There is a lot to visit and do! Some of my favorite places are down town Akron with the new west market. Stan Hywet is also a gorgeous place to go and see any time of the year. Most of the people in the area care about your safety and they usually report anything asap if something seems to happen. There is also a lot of local businesses in Akron and restaurants which severe up great products and food! One of my favorite local places is Luigi's down in down town. There is so much to do in Akron! You'll have a lot of fun if you come and visit!
Akron is the best place! Amazing food, lots to see and do, and the people are friendly! Downtown has a good variety of places to eat. They have an assortment of Chinese, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Steakhouses- anything you want and they probably have it! Akron is also very easy to get around, streets are labeled very well and it’s not hard to navigate through. The scenery is also beautiful. Lots of adult trees and landscapes that can take your breathe away!