Akron, OH

197,634 Population
62 square miles 3,186 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.7%
was 1.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in OH
Population Density
3,186
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.4%
was 46.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.3%
was 5.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in OH
Percent Under 18
21.6%
was 21.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in OH
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 13.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.2
was 5.7
Ranked 24th Lowest in OH
Percent Living in Poverty
23.7%
was 26.0%
Ranked 4th Lowest in OH
Median Household Income
$35,240
was $34,300
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.1
46.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
14.2
was 11.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
591.1
was 791.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,062.5
was 4,863.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
95,670
was 95,722
Ranked 5th Highest in OH
Median Rent
$724
was $677
Ranked 3rd Highest in OH
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
83,071
was 81,989
 
Homeownership Rate
49.7%
was 49.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,542.3
was 1,543.1
Ranked 6th Highest in OH
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.2%
was 25.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in OH
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
Ranked 5th Highest in OH
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.7%
was 94.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 98.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in OH

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.2%
was 85.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.3%
was 20.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in OH

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