|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Akron is 189,347. Akron, Ohio is the 136th largest city in the US.
Akron is located entirely in Summit County.
The peak population of Akron was in 1960, when its population was 290,351. In 1960, Akron was the 45th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 136th largest city in the US. Akron is currently 34.8% smaller than it was in 1960.
Akron has shrunk 12.6% since the year 2000. Akron, Ohio's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Akron has a population density of 3,209.7 people per square mile.
|130||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||196,528||56.4%|
|135||Providence, Rhode Island||189,692||9.1%|
|139||Newport News, Virginia||184,587||2.3%|
The total voting age population of Akron, Ohio, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 149,196. The voting age population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.8% of the residents of Akron are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Akron are 59.9% White, 30.3% Black, 4.6% Asian, 4.3% Two or more races, 0.6% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 2.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Akron, 23.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 36.3%. On a per-household basis, 18.4% of families are below the poverty line in Akron.
Among those aged 16 and older, 62.5% of Akron residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.0% of Akron residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.3% have a bachelor's degree and 7.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Akron residents aged 5 and older, 8.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Akron is 8.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Akron, 10.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Akron is $38,739.
In Akron, 50.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.9% of housing units in Akron.
Of all the housing units in Akron, 33.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Akron, 5.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 5,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Akron is $759.
In Akron, 77.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.