Akron, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
190,273
0.632% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0.815% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.7%
1.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,596
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,700
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
89,775
0.262% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Akron, OH had a population of 190k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $46,596. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Akron, OH declined from 191,483 to 190,273, a −0.632% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,129 to $46,596, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Akron, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.17%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.37%).

None of the households in Akron, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Akron, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Akron, OH are University of Akron Main Campus (200800) (3,979 degrees awarded in 2022) and Gerbers Akron Beauty School (52 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Akron, OH was $99,700, and the homeownership rate was 50%.

Most people in Akron, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Akron, OH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Akron, OH is home to a population of 190k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.44% of Akron, OH residents were born outside of the country (10.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Akron, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Akron, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Akron, OH was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Akron, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 1.79k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.7k ± 1.77k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 1.46k
3.41%
Hispanic Population
6.48k people

In 2022, there were 1.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Akron, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.41% of the people in Akron, OH are hispanic (6.48k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people
6.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2022, 5.44% of Akron, OH residents (10.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Akron, OH was 6.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,156 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,988 ± 419
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,518 ± 322

Akron, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Akron, OH employs 89.8k people. The largest industries in Akron, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,767 people), Manufacturing (12,531 people), and Retail Trade (10,960 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,553), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,442), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,096).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

89.8k
2022 Value
± 2,480
−0.262%
1 Year decline
± 3.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Akron, OH declined at a rate of −0.262%, from 90k employees to 89.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Akron, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,282 people), Production Occupations (8,133 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,897 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Akron, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

89.8k
2022 Value
± 2,480
−0.262%
1 Year decline
± 3.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Akron, OH declined at a rate of −0.262%, from 90k employees to 89.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Akron, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,767 people), Manufacturing (12,531 people), and Retail Trade (10,960 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,698
Median earning men ± $1,225
$31,059
Median earning women ± $1,367

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,625), Public Administration ($68,908), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,700).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,173), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,497), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,569).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Akron, OH awarded 4,031 degrees. The student population of Akron, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,723 male students and 6,792 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Akron, OH are White (3,031 and 78.1%), followed by Black or African American (310 and 7.98%), Two or More Races (171 and 4.4%), and Asian (146 and 3.76%).

The largest universities in Akron, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Akron Main Campus (200800) (3,979 and 98.7%) and Gerbers Akron Beauty School (52 and 1.29%).

The most popular majors in Akron, OH are Registered Nursing (257 and 6.38%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (233 and 5.78%), and Mechanical Engineering (198 and 4.91%).

The median tuition cost in Akron, OH for a public four year colleges is $10,097 for in-state students and $13,170 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Akron, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,515 (49.7% men and 50.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,515 students enrolled in Akron, OH, 49.7% men and 50.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,691 records, of which 49.3% were women and 50.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 191 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Akron, OH was Registered Nursing with 191 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,979 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Akron Main Campus (200800) with 3,979 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,927 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Akron, OH, which is 0.916 times less than the 2,104 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,031 degrees mean that there were 9.78 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 310 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,097) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,330) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Akron, OH was $99,700 in 2022, which is 0.354 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,100 to $99,700, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Akron, OH is 50%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Akron, OH have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Akron, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Akron, OH is $46,596. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Akron, OH was Census Tract 5071.02 with a value of $97,257, followed by Census Tract 5072.03 and Census Tract 5334, with respective values of $88,438 and $87,193.

Property

$99,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,379
$42,005
Median Property Taxes
±$1,673

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

50%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50% of the housing units in Akron, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5071.02
  2. Census Tract 5072.03
  3. Census Tract 5334

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Akron, OH was Census Tract 5071.02 with a value of $97,257, followed by Census Tract 5072.03 and Census Tract 5334, with respective values of $88,438 and $87,193.

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

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Household Income

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$46,596
Median Household Income
± $1,394
83.9k
Number of Households
± 2,242

In 2022, the median household income of the 83.9k households in Akron, OH grew to $46,596 from the previous year's value of $42,129.

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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Akron, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.65%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Akron, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (7.65%).

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Akron, OH have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Akron, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Akron, OH (42.2k out of 186k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Health

91.5% of the population of Akron, OH has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 31.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see 1027 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% increase from the previous year (1021 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1535 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 313 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,027 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Summit County, OH

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see an average of 1,027 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% increase from the previous year (1,021 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Summit County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.51%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
31.1%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Akron, OH grew by 3.19% from 8.25% to 8.51%.

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