Statewide Claims to Fame

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 249 other cities in Current population (2012)

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 257 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 258 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 269 other cities in Retail sales

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Households

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Housing units

Akron is 5th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Size in square miles

Akron, Ohio Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Current population (2012) 198,549 5th 11,544,225 313,914,040
Size in square miles 62.0 5th 40,860.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,209.7 43rd 282.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Residents younger than 5 6.7% 96th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.9% 166th 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.6% 220th 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.9% 221st 87.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.0% 149th 24.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Race - White 62.2% 259th 83.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 31.5% 23rd 12.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 73rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.1% 68th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 236th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.2% 30th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.1% 121st 3.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.2% 256th 80.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Female residents 51.7% 181st 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.2% 100th 3.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Housing units 96,288 5th 5,133,446 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.1% 78th 22.9% 25.9%
Households 84,080 5th 4,554,007 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 55.8% 245th 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $89,800 245th $135,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 189th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Income per capita $19,935 222nd $25,618 $27,915
Income per household $34,190 246th $48,071 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.8% 29th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Akron Rank Ohio US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 14,308 5th 897,939 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,720,192 5th $138,816,008 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $8,235 187th $12,049 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $247,782 5th $17,779,905 $613,795,732

Statewide Top Lists

Business

Education

Housing

Income

People

Race

Size

Other Cities in Ohio