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Population for Akron: 191,483

Total Males: 91,740
Total Females: 99,743
Total Households: 93,108
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Brief Information About Akron

Akron is a city in and the county seat of Summit County, Ohio. It is the fifth largest city in the state, and falls in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, which also include Portage County. The city is in the Great Lakes region along the Little Cuyahoga River. It has a total area of 62.1 square miles. 0.3 square miles of the area is water, and the rest is land. The terrain is variable and has rolling hills as a part of the topography. The city is divided into west and east sections by the Ohio and Erie Canals. The city has a number of nicknames, including "The Rubber Capital of the World", "The Rubber City", and "City of Invention".

The area was settled in 1825. Formerly known as Cascade, the North and South Akron were unified in 1836, and incorporated later in the same year. The early twentieth century saw a huge boom for the city, with growth of over 200% in population. A number of industries were established here, including cereal, lamp, toy & marble, and tire & rubber plants. The Goodyear Polymer Center and the National Polymer Innovation Center are located within the campus of University of Akron, and serves as a leader in polymer research. Polymer Valley is considered the national center for polymer production and research. It has educational, mineral, and transportation resources devoted to that industry, and more than 400 companies manufactured polymer-based materials in the region, in the year 2001.

The architecture here is a mix of old and new, with evidence of the small town buildings that were built early in the city's establishment. Notable industries here include the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and FirstEnergy, A. Schulman, GOJO, Advanced Elastomer Systems, FirstMerit Bank, Roadway Express, Myers Industries, Acme Fresh Market, Sterling Jewelers, and Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems & Sensors Division. Eastern Ohio Division of KeyBank has a regional headquarters in the downtown area. The largest employers are the Summa Health System, Akron General Health System, University of Akron, County of Summit, Akron Public Schools, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron Children's Hospital and Time Warner Cable. The city has the only biogas plant in the country, that uses decomposing sludge material to make electric power.

Part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located here. Other parks and recreational areas include Lock 3, Firestone, Goodyear Heights, the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. There is also a town bike trail, the Ohio and Erie Canal towpath. Local print media includes the daily Akron Beacon Journal and the weekly West Side Leader. There is also a monthly magazine. The city hosts a number of festivals attracting large number of tourists, such as the National Hamburger Festival, the First Night Akron celebration on New Year's Eve, the local Art in the Square festival, and many more. A number of movies have been filmed here, such as Dance, Girl, Dance. The Akron-Canton Regional Airport is the biggest public use airport here. The local healthcare system, administered by two systems, the Summa Health System and Akron General Health System, are acclaimed for having some of the best hospitals in the country. Along with that is Akron Children's Hospital, which specializes in pediatric care.  The Akron City School District administers public education here, comprising a number of elementary, middle and high schools. A number of private and parochial schools also exist in the city.

ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES OF Akron, OH (2020)
Label Estimate Margin of Error Percent Percent Margin of Error
  SEX AND AGE
      Total population 191,483 ±70 191,483 (x)
            Male 91,740 ±1,028 48% ±1
            Female 99,743 ±1,036 52% ±1
            Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 92 ±2 (x) (x)
            Under 5 years 11,895 ±660 6% ±0
            5 to 9 years 11,656 ±843 6% ±0
            10 to 14 years 10,289 ±866 5% ±1
            15 to 19 years 12,762 ±638 7% ±0
            20 to 24 years 16,024 ±815 8% ±0
            25 to 34 years 29,032 ±1,074 15% ±1
            35 to 44 years 22,258 ±841 12% ±0
            45 to 54 years 23,294 ±763 12% ±0
            55 to 59 years 12,853 ±869 7% ±1
            60 to 64 years 12,834 ±807 7% ±0
            65 to 74 years 17,675 ±792 9% ±0
            75 to 84 years 7,150 ±645 4% ±0
            85 years and over 3,761 ±507 2% ±0
            Median age (years) 37 ±1 (x) (x)
            Under 18 years 40,914 ±969 21% ±1
            16 years and over 155,144 ±1,007 81% ±1
            18 years and over 150,569 ±970 79% ±1
            21 years and over 141,251 ±1,051 74% ±1
            62 years and over 36,018 ±1,165 19% ±1
            65 years and over 28,586 ±1,022 15% ±1
        18 years and over 150,569 ±970 150,569 (x)
              Male 71,421 ±958 47% ±1
              Female 79,148 ±901 53% ±1
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 90 ±2 (x) (x)
        65 years and over 28,586 ±1,022 28,586% (x)
              Male 12,363 ±626 43% ±2
              Female 16,223 ±691 57% ±2
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 76 ±5 (x) (x)
  RACE
      Total population 191,483 ±70 191,483 (x)
              One race 178,510 ±1,460 93% ±1
              Two or more races 12,973 ±1,466 7% ±1
          One race 178,510 ±1,460 93% ±1
                White 110,758 ±1,792 58% ±1
                Black or African American 57,557 ±1,457 30% ±1
          American Indian and Alaska Native 357 ±161 0% ±0
                Cherokee tribal grouping 40 ±33 0% ±0
                Chippewa tribal grouping 0 ±29 0% ±0
                Navajo tribal grouping 0 ±29 0% ±0
                Sioux tribal grouping 12 ±19 0% ±0
          Asian 8,167 ±1,225 4% ±1
                Asian Indian 831 ±515 0% ±0
                Chinese 754 ±352 0% ±0
                Filipino 422 ±255 0% ±0
                Japanese 66 ±96 0% ±0
                Korean 109 ±88 0% ±0
                Vietnamese 351 ±194 0% ±0
                Other Asian 5,634 ±1,390 3% ±1
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 37 ±32 0% ±0
                Native Hawaiian 5 ±7 0% ±0
                Chamorro 12 ±22 0% ±0
                Samoan 0 ±29 0% ±0
                Other Pacific Islander 20 ±28 0% ±0
            Some other race 1,634 ±614 1% ±0
          Two or more races 12,973 ±1,466 7% ±1
                White and Black or African American 6,696 ±1,041 4% ±1
                White and American Indian and Alaska Native 941 ±186 1% ±0
                White and Asian 1,018 ±444 1% ±0
                Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 795 ±457 0% ±0
  Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
        Total population 191,483 ±70 191,483 (x)
                White 122,298 ±1,858 64% ±1
                Black or African American 66,634 ±1,338 35% ±1
                American Indian and Alaska Native 2,752 ±570 1% ±0
                Asian 9,491 ±1,281 5% ±1
                Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 214 ±112 0% ±0
                Some other race 4,165 ±817 2% ±0
  HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
        Total population 191,483 ±70 191,483 (x)
              Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 6,187 ±756 3% ±0
                    Mexican 2,981 ±681 2% ±0
                    Puerto Rican 1,826 ±482 1% ±0
                    Cuban 101 ±120 0% ±0
                    Other Hispanic or Latino 1,279 ±318 1% ±0
              Not Hispanic or Latino 185,296 ±763 97% ±0
                    White alone 108,076 ±1,838 56% ±1
                    Black or African American alone 57,183 ±1,453 30% ±1
                    American Indian and Alaska Native alone 207 ±88 0% ±0
                    Asian alone 8,167 ±1,225 4% ±1
                    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 37 ±32 0% ±0
                    Some other race alone 811 ±506 0% ±0
                Two or more races 10,815 ±1,266 6% ±1
                      Two races including Some other race 697 ±284 0% ±0
                      Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races 10,118 ±1,264 5% ±1
        Total housing units 93,108 ±959 (x) (x)
  CITIZEN, VOTING AGE POPULATION
        Citizen, 18 and over population 145,501 ±1,138 145,501 (x)
                Male 68,532 ±928 47% ±1
                Female 76,969 ±1,020 53% ±1
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