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Overview

Introduction to Akron, Ohio

Akron is located in Summit County in the northeastern portion of Ohio, situated along the Cuyahoga River. The city was established in 1825. After the prosperous heavy manufacturing in the city experienced a significant decline, Akron's economy has been bolstered by research, high technology and financial businesses.

History

During the early years, the growth of the city was primarily due to being situated at the summit of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Akron experienced another spurt in population growth between 1860 and 1870 which can be attributed to a thriving coal industry, a major railroad as well as various manufacturing businesses that were flourishing during the Civil War.

The arrival of the rubber industry brought enormous expansion to the city of Akron. People were migrating from vast distances, including from Europe to find employment in the rubber factories. B.F. Goodrich established the first rubber company in Akron in 1869. General Tire and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company also established their companies in the city. Akron became known as "The Rubber Capital of the World." Due to competition with the superior European radial tires the rubber industry in Akron experienced a significant decline. During the early portion of the 1990's all the tire companies except for Goodyear had relocated their headquarters out of the city.

Transportation

The METRO RTA system provides bus and trolley service for the city as well as offering commuter bus service to downtown Cleveland. The town is served by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Attractions

  • Soap Box Derby
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
  • Goodyear World of Rubber Museum
  • The Archives of the History of American Psychology
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • American Marble and Toy Museum
  • Harry London Chocolate Factory
  • Quaker Square
  • Simon Perkins Mansion

Activities

  • Akron State Park
  • Day in the Valley - Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Carriage Trade Farm - Northfield, Ohio
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area

Higher Education

The city is home to the University of Akron. The college is recognized as one of the leaders in the world in polymer research and has noteworthy graduate programs in engineering. The college provides an opportunity for students to participate in a combined B.S./M.D. program which is affiliated with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Demographics

People

Total Population198,508
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+86,679
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married34.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,385
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,213

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,018
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$693
Median House Value$80,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.4%
Irish11.1%
Italian6.1%
English5.7%
Polish2.5%
Hungarian1.8%
African1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Slovak1.1%
Arab1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Serbian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Akron Almanac

CategoryValue
County Summit County
Standard Zip Codes44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44333
P.O. Box Zip Codes44309, 44372, 44334
Company Zip Codes44315, 44316, 44317, 44325, 44326, 44328, 44396, 44398
Phone Area Codes330, 234
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.04
Approximate Longitude-81.52

Akron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAKRON
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance34.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barberton26,266$47,015
Cuyahoga Falls49,353$65,902
Fairlawn7,477$80,104
Lakemore3,064$68,720
Munroe Falls5,055$78,990
Tallmadge17,488$71,172

Akron Public Libraries

Akron-summit Cnty Public Library
60 S. HIGH ST.
Akron, Ohio
(330) 643-9000

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Akron Hospitals

Akron City Hospitals
(Non-profit)
525 East Market Street
(330) 375-3000
St Thomas Hospital
(Proprietary)
444 North Main Street
(330) 668-4040
Akron General Medical Center
(Non-profit)
400 Wabash Avenue
(330) 344-3333
Akron Children's Hospital
1 Perkins Square
(330) 543-1000
Select Specialty Hospital-akron
200 East Market Street
(330) 761-7500
Summa Rehab Hospital
29 North Adams Street
(330) 572-7300
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
444 North Main Street
(330) 668-4040

Akron Public Schools

Brown Street Academy
1035 Clay St
ZIP: 44301
(330) 785-0180
Firestone Park Elementary School
1479 Girard St
ZIP: 44301
(330) 773-1308
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Garfield High School
435 N Firestone Blvd
ZIP: 44301
(330) 773-6831
High
Total Enrollment 751
Mcebright Community Learning Center
349 Cole Ave
ZIP: 44301
(330) 761-7940
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Voris Community Learning Center
1885 Glenmount Ave
ZIP: 44301
(330) 773-6926
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Beacon Hill Middle/high Academy
275 W Market St
ZIP: 44303
(877) 644-6338
Harris Elementary School
400 W Market St
ZIP: 44303
(330) 761-1315
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
King Elementary School
400 W Market St
ZIP: 44303
(330) 873-3375
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Portage Path Community Learning Center
55 S Portage Path
ZIP: 44303
(330) 761-2795
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Towpath Trail High School
275 W Market St
ZIP: 44303
(234) 542-0102
High
Total Enrollment 272
Akros Middle School
265 Park St
ZIP: 44304
(330) 374-6704
Middle
Total Enrollment 134
Edge Academy, The
92 N Union St
ZIP: 44304
(330) 535-4581
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Akron Preparatory School
1200 E Market St Ste 3360
ZIP: 44305
(330) 612-5621
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Barber Community Learning Center
665 Garry Rd
ZIP: 44305
(330) 761-7911
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Betty Jane Community Learning Center
444 Darrow Rd
ZIP: 44305
(330) 794-4117
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Bridges Learning Center
33 Dorcas Ave
ZIP: 44305
(330) 794-4191
Primary
Total Enrollment 73
East Community Learning Center
80 Brittain Rd
ZIP: 44305
(330) 761-7920
High
Total Enrollment 1058
Middlebury Academy
88 Kent St
ZIP: 44305
(330) 752-2766
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Seiberling Clc
400 Brittain Rd
ZIP: 44305
(330) 761-7956
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Glover Community Learning Center
935 Hammel St
ZIP: 44306
(330) 773-1245
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Hill Community Learning Center
1060 E Archwood Ave
ZIP: 44306
(330) 773-1129
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Kent Middle School
1445 Hammel St
ZIP: 44306
(330) 773-7631
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
Mason Community Learning Center
700 E Exchange St
ZIP: 44306
(330) 761-2237
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Phoenix Village Academy Primary 1
760 E Archwood Ave
ZIP: 44306
(216) 812-0244
Robinson Community Learning Center
1156 4th Ave
ZIP: 44306
(330) 761-2785
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Steam Academy Of Akron
1350 Virginia Ave
ZIP: 44306
(330) 773-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 149
University Academy
107 S Arlington St
ZIP: 44306
(330) 535-7728
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
450 Vernon Odom Boulevard
ZIP: 44307
(330) 761-1661
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Miller-south Visual Performing Arts
1055 East Ave
ZIP: 44307
(330) 761-1765
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Akron Digital Academy
335 S Main St
ZIP: 44308
(330) 237-2232
Other
Total Enrollment 423
Akron Early College High School
225 S. Main St.
ZIP: 44308
(330) 761-1661
High
Total Enrollment 336
Akron Stem High School
123 S Forge St
ZIP: 44308
(330) 761-1661
Other
Total Enrollment 252
National Inventors Hall Of Fame School, Center For Stem
199 S Broadway St
ZIP: 44308
(330) 761-3195
Middle
Total Enrollment 399
Bettes Elementary School
1333 Betana Ave
ZIP: 44310
(330) 761-1655
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Findley Community Learning Center
65 W Tallmadge Ave
ZIP: 44310
(330) 761-7909
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Forest Hill Community Learning Center
850 Damon St
ZIP: 44310
(330) 761-1645
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Jennings Community Learning Center
227 E Tallmadge Ave
ZIP: 44310
(330) 761-2002
Middle
Total Enrollment 599
Life Skills Center Of North Akron
1458 Brittain Rd
ZIP: 44310
(330) 633-5990
High
Total Enrollment 129
North High School
985 Gorge Blvd
ZIP: 44310
(330) 761-2665
High
Total Enrollment 825
Steel Academy
1570 Creighton Ave
ZIP: 44310
(330) 687-0834
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Akron Alternative Academy
77 W Thornton St
ZIP: 44311
(330) 761-3262
High
Total Enrollment 289
Akron Opportunity Center
77 W Thornton St
ZIP: 44311
(330) 761-1705
Leggett Community Learning Center
333 E Thornton St
ZIP: 44311
(330) 761-1735
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Main Street Preparatory Academy
388 S Main St
ZIP: 44311
(234) 738-1925
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Ellet High School
309 Woolf Ave
ZIP: 44312
(330) 794-4120
High
Total Enrollment 1069
Greater Summit County Early Learning Center
2141 Pickle Rd
ZIP: 44312
(330) 945-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
Hatton Clc
1933 Baker Ave
ZIP: 44312
(330) 794-4179
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Hyre Community Learning Center
2385 Wedgewood Dr
ZIP: 44312
(330) 761-7930
Middle
Total Enrollment 784
Ritzman Community Learning Center
629 Canton Rd
ZIP: 44312
(330) 761-1510
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Schrop Intermediate School
2215 Pickle Rd
ZIP: 44312
(330) 798-1007
Middle
Total Enrollment 486
Spring Hill Elementary
660 Lessig Ave
ZIP: 44312
(330) 798-1006
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Springfield Junior/senior High School
1880 Canton Road
ZIP: 44312
(330) 798-1002
High
Total Enrollment 1176
Summit Academy Akron Elementary School
2503 Leland Ave
ZIP: 44312
(330) 253-7441
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Summit Academy Akron Middle School
2791 Mogadore Rd
ZIP: 44312
(330) 252-1510
Middle
Total Enrollment 52
Windemere Clc
2283 Windemere Ave
ZIP: 44312
(330) 761-7937
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Young Elementary School
3258 Nidover Dr
ZIP: 44312
(330) 798-1008
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Case Elementary School
1393 Westvale Ave
ZIP: 44313
(330) 873-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Firestone High School
333 Rampart Ave
ZIP: 44313
(330) 873-3315
High
Total Enrollment 1172
Judith A Resnik Community Learning Center
65 N Meadowcroft Dr
ZIP: 44313
(330) 873-3370
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Litchfield Middle School
630 Mull Ave
ZIP: 44313
(330) 873-3330
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Colonial Prep Academy
2199 5th St Sw
ZIP: 44314
(330) 752-2792
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Innes Community Learning Center
1999 East Ave
ZIP: 44314
(330) 761-7900
Middle
Total Enrollment 333
Kenmore High School
2140 13th St Sw
ZIP: 44314
(330) 253-6158
High
Total Enrollment 609
Lawndale Elementary School
2330 25th St Sw
ZIP: 44314
(330) 848-5237
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Pfeiffer Elementary School
2081 9th St Sw
ZIP: 44314
(330) 848-5244
Primary
Total Enrollment 153
Rimer Community Learning Center
2370 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 44314
(330) 761-7905
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Sam Salem Community Learning Center
1222 W Waterloo Rd
ZIP: 44314
(330) 848-5231
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Smith Elementary School
941 Chester Ave
ZIP: 44314
(330) 848-5255
Primary
Total Enrollment 130
Coventry High School
3089 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 644-3004
High
Total Enrollment 700
Coventry Middle School
3257 Cormany Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 644-2232
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Erwine Intermediate School
1135 Portage Lakes Dr
ZIP: 44319
(330) 644-2281
Manchester High School
437 W Nimisila Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 882-3291
High
Total Enrollment 445
Manchester Middle School
760 W Nimisila Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 882-3812
Middle
Total Enrollment 431
Nolley Elementary School
6285 Renninger Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 882-4133
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Turkeyfoot Elementary School
530 W Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
ZIP: 44319
(330) 644-8469
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Akron Academy Of Excellence, The
1015 S Hawkins Ave
ZIP: 44320
(877) 644-6338
Buchtel High School
1040 Copley Rd
ZIP: 44320
(330) 873-3300
High
Total Enrollment 841
Crouse Community Learning Center
1000 Diagonal Rd
ZIP: 44320
(330) 761-1625
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Imagine Akron Academy
1585 Frederick Blvd
ZIP: 44320
(330) 379-1034
Primary
Total Enrollment 72
Imagine Leadership Academy
2405 Romig Rd
ZIP: 44320
(877) 644-6338
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Life Skills Center Of Summit County
2168 Romig Rd
ZIP: 44320
(330) 745-3678
High
Total Enrollment 77
Schumacher Community Learning Cent
1020 Hartford Ave
ZIP: 44320
(330) 873-3386
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Summit Academy Secondary - Akron
464 S Hawkins Ave
ZIP: 44320
(330) 434-2343
High
Total Enrollment 66
The Next Frontier Academy
1127 Copley Rd
ZIP: 44320
(877) 644-6338
Middle
Total Enrollment 29
Bath Elementary School
1246 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
ZIP: 44333
(330) 523-3802
Middle
Total Enrollment 394
Revere Middle School
3195 Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 44333
(330) 666-4155
Middle
Total Enrollment 657

Akron Private Schools

St Paul School
1580 Brown St
ZIP: 44301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 179
St Vincent Depaul Elementary School
17 S Maple St
ZIP: 44303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
St Vincent-st Mary High School
15 N Maple St
ZIP: 44303
Secondary
Total Enrollment 675
Archbishop Hoban High School
1 Holy Cross Blvd
ZIP: 44306
Secondary
Total Enrollment 849
Arlington Christian Academy
539 S Arlington St
ZIP: 44306
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
North Akron Catholic School
1570 Creighton Ave
ZIP: 44310
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
St Bernard-st Mary Elementary School
750 S Main St
ZIP: 44311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 187
Chapel Hill Christian School-green Campus
946 E Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
ZIP: 44312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Mogadore Christian Academy
3603 Carper Ave
ZIP: 44312
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
St Matthew Parish School
2580 Benton Ave
ZIP: 44312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 251
Akron First Academy & Preschool
1175 W Market St
ZIP: 44313
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Our Lady Of The Elms Elementary School
1290 W Market St
ZIP: 44313
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Our Lady Of The Elms High School
1375 W Exchange St
ZIP: 44313
Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
St Francis De Sales School
4009 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 44319
Elementary
Total Enrollment 298
Discovery Montessori School
707 Schocalog Rd
ZIP: 44320
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Emmanuel Christian Academy
1650 Diagonal Rd
ZIP: 44320
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
St Sebastian School
500 Mull Ave
ZIP: 44320
Elementary
Total Enrollment 419
The Lippman School
750 White Pond Dr
ZIP: 44320
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
Old Trail School
2315 Ira Rd
ZIP: 44333
Elementary
Total Enrollment 441
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