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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,266
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+10,793
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,496
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,368
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,276

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,015
% Above Poverty Level82%
% Below Poverty Level18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$85,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
Irish12%
English7.6%
Italian4.6%
Hungarian4%
Slovak2.1%
Polish2.1%
Serbian2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Slovene1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Czech0.9%
Russian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
African0.2%
German0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Greek0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Barberton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Summit County
Standard Zip Codes44203
Phone Area Codes234
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.01
Approximate Longitude-81.6

Barberton 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance17.3 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
StationMILLERSBURG
Distance35.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akron198,508$45,018
Clinton1,229$65,536
Doylestown3,089$64,031
Fairlawn7,477$80,104
Norton12,044$75,740
Wadsworth22,578$80,057

Barberton Public Libraries

Barberton Public Library
602 W. PARK AVENUE
Barberton, Ohio
(330) 745-1194

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Barberton Hospitals

Summa Health System Barberton Hospital
(Non-profit)
155 5th Street N E
(330) 615-3000

Barberton Public Schools

Barberton Elementary School East
292 Robinson Ave
ZIP: 44203
(330) 745-5492
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Barberton Elementary School West
1151 Shannon Ave
ZIP: 44203
(330) 825-2183
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Barberton High School
555 Barber Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 753-1084
High
Total Enrollment 1269
Barberton Middle School
477 4th St Nw
ZIP: 44203
(330) 745-9950
Middle
Total Enrollment 1171

Barberton Private Schools

St Augustine Elementary School
195 7th St Nw
ZIP: 44203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
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