Introduction to Barberton, Ohio

Barberton, Ohio, in Summit county, is 6 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 34 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Akron metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 27,899 people lived in Barberton.

Barberton History

The area now known as Barberton was founded in the year 1891 by Ohio Columbus Barber, president of the Diamond Match Company. He built a magnificent estate and industrial farm on the east side of Barberton. In fact, the city is also named after him. Moreover, the beautiful Lake Anna, which lies in the center of Barberton City, was named after Barber's daughter. Barberton was incorporated in 1891.

Barberton and nearby Attractions

  • Portage Lakes State Park
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Akron Zoo
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
  • Akron Zoological Park

Things To Do In Barberton

There are several parks and playgrounds in Barberton including Anna Dean Park, Decker Park, Tuscora Park, Lake Anna Park, and BCF Sports Complex. You may also visit the nearby Don Drumm Studios and Gallery, National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, and Akron Zoo. For chicken lovers, Barberton offers world famous fried chicken restaurants such as Milich's Village Inn, Belgrade Gardens, White House Chicken, and Hopocan Gardens.

Barberton Transportation

Akron - Canton Regional Airport is nearby.

Barberton Higher Education

University of Akron Main Campus, Kent State University - Stark Campus, and Stark State College of Technology are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 26,375
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,671
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 40%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $26,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,883
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,145


Median Family Income $44,725
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $85,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 14.6%

Barberton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44203
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.012
Longitude -81.605

Barberton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AKRON
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Barberton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barb (44203)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Barberton Public Libraries

Barberton Public Library
Barberton, Ohio
(330) 745-1194
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Barberton Hospitals

(330) 745-1611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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