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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$593
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,972
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Akron is a great small town! It is 30 minutes from several bigger towns. There is a great grocery store, multiple banks, hair salons and other amenities. The people are friendly and I wouldn't want to raise my children anywhere else.
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Akron is a calm, small town with several ties to the local agricultural way of living. Previously having been focused more or less as a retirement town, the past decade or so has seen the town become a home to a growing number of new families and faces. There isn't necessarily a large amount of things to do in the town. The schooling and teachers are fairly decent. There is a good potential for new ideas and businesses.
The only real weather problems you have to worry about are the tornadoes that happen in the summer. However, most of them do not do any damage, but the warnings can disrupt normal life.