Akron, OH

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Population

704,845

0.19% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$60,019

6.97% growth

Number of Employees

360,654

2.26% growth

Median Property Value

$155,500

5.93% growth

About

In 2018, Akron, OH had a population of 705k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $60,019. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Akron, OH grew from 703,505 to 704,845, a 0.19% increase and its median household income grew from $56,106 to $60,019, a 6.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Akron, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), and White (Hispanic) (1.49%). N/A% of the people in Akron, OH speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Akron, OH are Kent State University at Kent (8,016 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Akron Main Campus (5,451 degrees), and Hiram College (263 degrees).

The median property value in Akron, OH is $155,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Akron, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Akron, OH is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Greater Akron and Northeast Ohio area

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Akron, OH employs 361k people. The largest industries in Akron, OH are Manufacturing (56,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,902 people), and Retail Trade (42,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,406), Utilities ($67,808), and Finance & Insurance ($60,028).

Median household income in Akron, OH is $60,019. Males in Akron, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,520. The income inequality in Akron, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,019

2018 value

± $1,949

6.97%

1 Year Growth

± 3.86%

Households in Akron, OH have a median annual income of $60,019, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,106 in 2017, which represents a 6.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,155

Average Male Salary

± $1,041

$48,520

Average Female Salary

± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,444 ± $4,429

  2. White

    $51,160 ± $663

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,079 ± $3,030

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Akron, OH is from Ohio.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Akron, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $99,881, followed by Warren County, OH and Geauga County, OH, with respective values of $86,473 and $82,784.

The following map shows all of the counties in Akron, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Akron, OH (94.7k out of 687k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    60,252 ± 1,745

  2. Black

    25,906 ± 1,208

  3. Two Or More

    5,186 ± 558

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Akron, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

361k

2018 Value

± 9,401

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Akron, OH grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 353k employees to 361k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Akron, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,533 people), Sales & Related Occupations (37,094 people), and Management Occupations (36,799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Akron, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Akron, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,533 people), Sales & Related Occupations (37,094 people), and Management Occupations (36,799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Akron, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.47 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.21 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Akron, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,676), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,674), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,452).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

361k

2018 Value

± 9,401

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Akron, OH grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 353k employees to 361k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Akron, OH, are Manufacturing (56,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,902 people), and Retail Trade (42,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Akron, OH, though some of these residents may live in Akron, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Akron, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (56,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,902 people), and Retail Trade (42,094 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Akron, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.61 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.44 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Akron, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,406), Utilities ($67,808), and Finance & Insurance ($60,028).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95% of the population of Akron, OH has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Akron, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Akron, OH see 1307 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 561 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,307 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.05%

Uninsured

51.4%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Akron, OH declined by 13.9% from 5.86% to 5.05%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Akron, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Akron, OH is home to a population of 705k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.82% of Akron, OH residents were born outside of the country (33.9k people).

In 2018, there were 6.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (560k people) in Akron, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Akron, OH was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Akron, OH are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Akron, OH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.9k people

4.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.7k people

As of 2017, 4.82% of Akron, OH residents (33.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Akron, OH was 4.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    62,221 ± 6,108 people

  2. Mexico

    44,382 ± 5,162 people

  3. China

    35,261 ± 4,603 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 62,221 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,382 and China with 35,261.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2018 Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Akron, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Akron, OH was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Akron, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    560k ± 410

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    84k ± 3.32k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    23.5k ± 1.56k

In 2018, there were 6.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (560k people) in Akron, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Akron, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,286 ± 1,644

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,249 ± 1,453

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,886 ± 1,108

Akron, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Akron, OH awarded 14,903 degrees. The student population of Akron, OH is skewed towards women, with 22,976 male students and 30,202 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Akron, OH are White (10,545 and 79.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,263 and 9.47%), Unknown (459 and 3.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (365 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Akron, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Kent (8,016 and 53.8%), University of Akron Main Campus (5,451 and 36.6%), and Hiram College (263 and 1.76%).

The most popular majors in Akron, OH are Registered Nursing (1,127 and 7.56%), General Business Administration & Management (546 and 3.66%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (527 and 3.54%).

The median tuition costs in Akron, OH are $22,150 for private four year colleges, and $9,315 and $17,852 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 818 degrees awarded

  2. 431 degrees awarded

  3. 399 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Akron, OH was Registered Nursing with 818 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Akron, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,016 degrees awarded

  2. 5,451 degrees awarded

  3. 263 degrees awarded

$9,315

Median In-State Public

$22,150

Median Private

In 2017, the Akron, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Kent with 8,016 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,344

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,559

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6,344 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Akron, OH, which is 0.741 times less than the 8,559 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Akron, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,545 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,263 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    459 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Akron, OH were to White students. These 10,545 degrees mean that there were 8.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,263 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Akron, OH was $155,500 in 2018, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $146,800 to $155,500, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Akron, OH is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Akron, OH have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Akron, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,500

2018 Median

± $3,251

$146,800

2017 Median

± $4,132

In 2018, the median property value in Akron, OH grew to to $155,500 from the previous year's value of $146,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Akron, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Akron, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$60,019

Median Household Income

± $1,949

287k

Number of Households

± 8,301

In 2018, the median household income of the 287k households in Akron, OH grew to $60,019 from the previous year's value of $56,106.

The following chart displays the households in Akron, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Akron, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Akron, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%

2018 Homeownership

66.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.9% of the housing units in Akron, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Akron, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Akron, OH have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Akron, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    7.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.34%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Akron, OH was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.72%) and those who Worked At Home (5.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Akron, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Akron, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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