Akron, OH Population

By | June 25, 2019

Population: 217,074. Estimated population in July 2020: 210,795 (-2.9% change)
Males: 103,670 (47.8%), Females: 113,404 (52.2%)

Summit County

Zip codes: 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44322, 44333.

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $31,835
Median house value: $76,500

Races in Akron:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.7%)
  • Black (28.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (11.5%), English (7.2%), Italian (6.8%), United States (6.4%), Polish (2.4%).

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 62.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Akron

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akron city

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

3.2% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -6,461 (-2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Akron:

  • AKRON GENERAL MEDICAL CTR (400 WABASH AVE)
  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL MED CTR (1 PERKINS SQUARE)
  • EDWIN SHAW HOSPITAL (1621 FLICKINGER ROAD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-AKRON (400 WABASH AVENUE, FLOOR 9100)
  • SEMPERCARE HOSPITAL OF AKRON INC (525 E MARKET ST)
  • SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEMS HOSPITALS (525 EAST MARKET STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Akron:

  • AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL (about 14 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: CAK)
  • CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL (about 32 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Abbreviation: CLE)
  • BURKE LAKEFRONT (about 33 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Abbreviation: BKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Akron:

  • OLD PORTAGE (about 5 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: 4P2)
  • AKRON FULTON INTL (about 5 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: AKR)
  • MAYFIELD (about 10 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: 1D4)
Amtrak station:
AKRON (906 E. BOWERY ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Akron:

  • UNIVERSITY OF AKRON MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 16,801; Location: 302 BUCHTEL COMMON; Public; Website: www.uakron.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN OHIO COLLEGE-NORTHEAST (Full-time enrollment: 373; Location: 2791 MOGADORE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • OHIO COLLEGE OF MASSOTHERAPY INC (Full-time enrollment: 253; Location: 225 HERITAGE WOODS DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ocm.edu)
  • AKRON ADULT VOCATIONAL SERVICES (Full-time enrollment: 150; Location: 147 PARK ST; Public)
  • ACADEMY OF COURT REPORTING (Full-time enrollment: 91; Location: 2930 W MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
  • AKRON SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 61; Location: 619 SUMNER ST; Public)
  • OMNI TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 29; Location: 924 E TALLMADGE AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • AKRON BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (Location: 1398 CANTON RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • AKRON BARBER COLLEGE (Location: 2828 S ARLINGTON RD; Private, for-profit)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTER (Location: 156 S MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MASSOTHERAPY (Location: 2110 COPLEY RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Akron:

  • STARK STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 15 miles; CANTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-STARK CAMPUS (about 15 miles; NORTH CANTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 24 miles; KENT, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,677)
  • JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,861)
  • MOUNT UNION COLLEGE (about 30 miles; ALLIANCE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 7,729)
  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 11,000)
Biggest public high schools in Akron:

  • GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,341; Location: 435 N FIRESTONE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FIRESTONE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,205; Location: 333 RAMPART AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ELLET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,092; Location: 309 WOOLF AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 972; Location: 2966 SANITARIUM RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KENMORE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 871; Location: 2140 13TH ST SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL HOWER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 860; Location: 123 S FORGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 751; Location: 80 BRITTAIN RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 731; Location: 985 GORGE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BUCHTEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 1040 COPLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LIFE SKILLS CTR OF AKRON (Students: 583; Location: 80 W BOWERY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Akron:

  • ARCHBISHOP HOBAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 400 ELBON AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ST VINCENT ST MARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 507; Location: 15 N MAPLE STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ELMS HIGH SCH (Students: 294; Location: 1375 W EXCHANGE STREET; Grades: 7 – 12; Girls only)
  • MOGADORE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 148; Location: 3603 CARPER AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • THE YMCA PHOENIX SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 110 GOODYEAR BLVD; Grades: 6 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Akron:

  • INNES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 892; Location: 1999 EAST AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HYRE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 861; Location: 2443 WEDGEWOOD DR; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • KENT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 806; Location: 1445 HAMMEL ST; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • REVERE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 3195 SPRING VALLEY RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PERKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 630 MULL AVE; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • GOODYEAR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 689; Location: 49 N MARTHA AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GOODRICH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 700 LAFOLLETTE ST; Grades: 06 – 10)
  • LITCHFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 1540 FAIRFAX RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JENNINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 225 E TALLMADGE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIEDINGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 77 W THORNTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Akron:

  • SAINT PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 1580 BROWN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 4009 MANCHESTER ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MATTHEW PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 2580 BENTON AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ELMS ELEMENTAR (Students: 280; Location: 1290 W. MARKET STREET; Grades: PK – 6; Girls only)
  • ST VINCENT DEPAUL ELEMENTARY (Students: 250; Location: 17 SO MAPLE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARTHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 300 E TALLMADGE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION ST JOHN ELEM SCHO (Students: 225; Location: 88 KENT ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHAPEL HILL CHRISTIAN SOUTH (Students: 215; Location: 946 E TURKEYFOOT LAKE RD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 750 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA ELEM (Students: 201; Location: 80 EAST YORK STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Akron:

  • AKRON-SUMMIT CNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $26,005,303; Location: 55 S. MAIN ST.; 1,249,867 books; 136,704 audio materials; 108,632 video materials; 1,798 serial subscriptions)