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Akron, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Akron is the 5th largest city in Ohio with a population of 198,780 as of July 1, 2016. Akron ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Akron is located at latitude 41.0805 and longitude -81.5214 in Summit County. The formal boundaries for the City of Akron (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Summit County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Akron (GNIS ID: 1086993) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Akron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Akron: Akron City, New Portage, Summitville.

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Akron, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 198,780
Population in Households 192,484
Population in Familes 138,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,296
Population Density1 3,204
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 83,726
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 46,184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,625 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,101 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,830 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $86,319
Average Home Value $112,729


Median Household Income $35,084
Average Household Income $48,011
Per Capita Income $20,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.01%
Households 0.0% 0.05%
Families -0.31% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Akron, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akron to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 68 94th
Diversity Index2 # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 1092 10th
Per Capita Income # 906 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.