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.

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.


Total Population34,765
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+17,873
Age of the Population40


% of people married55.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$43,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,602


Median Family Income$83,096
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%


People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$894
Median House Value$166,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stow Almanac

Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
Standard Zip Codes44224
Phone Area Codes330
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Stow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
Distance26.8 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
Distance32.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cuyahoga Falls49,287$61,766

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stow Public Libraries

Stow Public Library
Stow, Ohio
(330) 688-3295
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Stow High Schools

Serves 2,038 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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