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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Summit County is located in Ohio with a population of 541,318. Summit County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Summit County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Summit County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Summit County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Summit County are above average.
Population
541,318

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Summit County 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
    190.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    647.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,004.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Summit County Reviews

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Summit county has a very good governing body, some very good schools and a good safety force. The people are friendly and the neighborhood multicultural.They have three fortune five hundred companies that attract some of the worlds best professionals. The universities and colleges are world respected, educating some of the countries best scientist in diverse field like polymer, engineering , while training nurses and lawyers. The employment is stable with wages about the same as the national average. The entertainment is quite nice they have numerous venues for live plays and concerts. The restaurants and clubs serves many different kinds of cuisines that are quite delicious. The traffic is very manageable both in the city and departing city.
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Summit County is like a "little" Cuyahoga County. There is a city feel in certain areas, primarily Akron proper, but there is also a plethora of smaller communities. Tons of development and growth going on!
I would like the community to treat the neighborhoods better. The downtown area is very beautiful and high-tech, however, if someone ventures ten minutes away from that area it is like two different cities. It is obvious some people don't care about their neighborhood which is disheartening when there are people that do and are trying to make the neighborhod a better place.