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About Akron, Ohio

Located in Northeast Ohio, Akron is the fifth largest city in the state and is a great place to live and work, offering the benefits of being close to major cities, but having a small-town feel. The Akron community provides a family-friendly atmosphere with endless entertainment options, excellent education institutions, along with the natural beauties of the Cuyahoga Valley. Travel from Akron is convenient with access to several major highways and airports located nearby in Akron-Canton, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

We invite you to explore the City of Akron, Summit County and all that Northeast Ohio living has to offer you.

Distance from:

  • Boston 650 miles
  • Chicago 365 miles
  • Cleveland 35 miles
  • Columbus 125 miles
  • Detroit 180 miles
  • New York 455 miles
  • Pittsburgh 120 miles
  • St. Louis 555 miles
  • Toledo 125 miles


Median Income
$50, 538

Cost of Living
2.1% below national average

Over 65 denominations represented in the greater-Akron area:

  • Protestant churches: 632
  • Catholic churches: 76
  • Eastern Orthodox: 17
  • Synagogues: 3

Racial Composition

  • White: 62%
  • Black/African American: 31%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%

Major Employers

Primary and Secondary Schools

Private High Schools

Higher Education


Museums and More

Sports and Outdoors

For more information visit the websites of the:

Akron/Summit Visitor's Bureau or the Greater Akron Chamber

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