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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Stow is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 34,746. Stow is in Summit County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Stow offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stow there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Stow and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stow are highly rated.
About Stow...
Population
34,746

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Stow Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    55
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    500
  • Theft
    1,683
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,079
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Stow is a great town to be raised in. It’s close to Cleveland and Akron and has wonderful Parks and entertainment nearby! The school system is very good and it’s a great place to start a family. I’ve lived here my whole life and Stow is really Home! In addition, people here are always very nice and friendly.
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Stow is a wonderfully centralized small city. It sits between Cleveland and Akron. Stow is a socio-economically diverse and a culturally progressive city. Stow is a safe and friendly city with ample recreational activities for residents of all ages. As much as I enjoy the city organized events, I would like to see the city take an initiative to incorporate more arts focused events within the city. This could include an art walk, concerts in some of the many Stow parks, or an arts festival. Adding these events would not only strengthen the community among Stow residents, but attract visitors to the Stow community as well. I love living in Stow and I couldn’t be more proud to call Stow my home.
Stow is a great place to be. I am not just saying this because I live here, but it's just the fact that this place is great from all angles. Stow has great schools, a safe neighborhood, and affordable houses. Most of Stow's money goes towards education and making the community a great place. I can walk to store without fearing anything or anyone.