Akron, OH

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Living in Akron

Akron is a relatively large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 197,597 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Akron is the fifth largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Akron isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Akron are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Akron is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Akron who work in office and administrative support (13.53%), sales jobs (10.65%), and food service (9.05%).

The population of Akron overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Akron, 21.29% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Akron in 2018 was $24,688, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,752 for a family of four. However, Akron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Akron is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Akron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Akron residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Akron include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Akron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.