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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$682
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

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
    367
    264
  • Murder
    13
    5
  • Rape
    86
    37
  • Robbery
    220
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,451
    575
  • Theft
    2,835
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,139
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Akron Reviews

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The Home of Lebron James "ALL IN". Akron, Ohio is such a wonderful and prideful place to visit and reside. Akron has "pocket villages" such as; Highland Square that have quant shops, historical theaters, night life, dining, and more. Akron, Ohio or as some like to call it "Little Cleveland" was once the Rubber Capital of The World! One of the most interesting sites to check out while visiting Akron is Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens where F.A. Seiberling once lived. Seiberling was one of the co-founders/visionaries of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Akron is a place where many young families are choosing to raise their children. The history, the metropolitan parks, the dining, and the art museums are stellar reasons to spend time in Akron, Ohio.
This is where I was born and raised. When living in a city you have to decide for yourself if you let things get in your way of becoming a successful person in life. No matter where you turn there will be people trying to bring you down. You have to stay focused on you! Stay on the right path so that you can make your family and friends proud. I graduated from the University of Akron back in 2013 with a degree in Fire Protection. While doing that I worked on getting my EMT-B and working as a Emergency Medical Technician. Now I work at a mental health facility with psych clients. Currently I am working on my nursing degree part-time at Stark State College in Canton, Ohio. I am a young African American father that works full-time and goes to school part-time. I want to be the greatest example my child can lead by.
I live in Akron and I like it. It is cool and affordable place to live. It is a three-time winner of the "All American City" title. It is located in aptly named Summit County. The terrain is beautiful: full of green hills and lush trees. Akron has a decent amount of beautiful attractions as the scenery in some areas. Downtown Akron has been revitalized; it's safe and family-friendly. It is a perfect place for visitors, particularly in the Summer. The winters are cold here though. So, if you hate a cold weather, you might need to change your mind about living here!