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Overview

Introduction to Stow, Ohio

Stow, Ohio, in Summit county, is 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio and 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Akron metropolitan statistical area. About 32,139 people live in Stow.

Stow History

John Graham was one of the earliest landowners of Stow. He bought a farm in this area in 1809. Joshua Stow from Connecticut was a speculator who bought the land that is now known as Stow. Though Joshua Stow never lived in this town, he did spend a lot of money developing it. His agent William Wetmore settled in Stow in July of 1804. He contributed extensively to its development and some of his descendants still live in this city.

Stow and nearby Attractions

  • Meadow Lake Park
  • Oregon Trail Park
  • Akron Zoo
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Akron Art Museum

Things To Do In Stow

The city of Stow has many parks which serve as ideal areas for relaxation, as well as sporting and fitness activities. The Fox Den Golf Course is also a popular spot. The Parks and Recreation Department of Stow organizes various events including baseball and basketball tournaments for town's youth.

Stow Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Stow Higher Education

University of Akron and Kent State University offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 34,741
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,948
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $43,596
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,969
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,461

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,468
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $888
Median House Value $164,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44224
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.159
Longitude -81.44

Stow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station AKRON
Distance 6.6 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
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 26.8 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
Station CHARDON
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cuyahoga Falls 49,316 $60,174
Hudson 22,351 $139,818
Kent 29,367 $56,967

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stow Public Libraries

Library
Stow Public Library
3512 DARROW RD.
Stow, Ohio
(330) 688-3295
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Stow High Schools

STOW-MUNROE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
3227 GRAHAM RD
330-689-5300
Serves 2,038 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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