What you need to know about Akron, OH

Nicknamed the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron has also been designated a Tree City USA for the past 14 years. The largest employer in Akron is Summa Health System which provides jobs to more than 10,700 people. Another major economic contributor, and higher education opportunity, is the University of Akron. More than 20 distinct neighborhoods are available to residents, and attractions include Firestone Country Club and three performance halls – including Akron Civic Theatre that opened in 1920.

Top 10 Beer Cities 2012
Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010


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Business Climate


Homes Owned 53.34%
53.34% Complete
Homes Rented 46.66%
46.66% Complete

Real Estate

In Akron, Ohio

Ready to move to Akron? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Akron.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Akron, Ohio

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Akron rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Akron, Ohio

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Akron.


Most residents are
5-17 Years old


In Akron, Ohio

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Bachelor’s Degree 21%
21% Complete
Graduated High School 86%
86% Complete

Akron, OH's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Beer Cities 2012
Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010