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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 198,314. Akron is in Summit County. Living in Akron offers residents a dense 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
198,314

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Akron Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    535.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    111.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    195.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    880.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,378
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    363.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Akron

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,533
National
$55,322
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Akron is a beautiful city with a lot of interesting history. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the area, and lots to do! From ice skating or catching a concert at Lock 3 to exploring the Akron Art Museum, locals and visitors alike will never be bored here. The local neighborhoods and the city's architecture are beautiful. The city has grown and improved greatly over the past few years, and anyone would be proud to call Akron home!
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Good schools, hospitals, and job opportunities. Community support and development is on the rise; resurgence in downtown business ventures. Good AA ball team, impressive polymer development at University of Akron, home of Alcoholics Anonymous, great parks, great entertainment (Blossom Music), and home of Lebron James. Mentioning Lebron is significant because of his dedication to his home town and the academic resources he supplies to kids who might otherwise not get the chance to succeed. In addition, his reputation as a strong family man presents a positive role model and example of the benefits of strong family values.
I love Akron, Ohio! Born and raised only change I would consider is better education and job opportunities! I love the neighborhoods along with my fellow Akronites. Everyone is pretty focused and self driven here. Akron is definitely affordable compared to many other cities in Ohio, I would rank Akron as number 1. Im looking forward to the many things that are going to grow and be pursued in this city as time goes on.