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Akron, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Akron is the 5th largest city in Ohio with a population of 199,158 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Akron, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 199,158
Daytime Population: Workers 113,869
Daytime Population: Residents 112,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 225,972
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 192,860
Population in Familes 138,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,298
Population Density2 3,211
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $36,779
Average Household Income $50,532
Per Capita Income $21,594


Total Housing Units 97,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,755 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,874 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,847 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $87,046
Average Home Value $114,897


Total Households 83,629
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 45,959
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.03%
Households -0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.33% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 Density # 70 94th
Diversity Index # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 1102 9th
Per Capita Income # 924 24th

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