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Welcome to Akron ...

The city of Akron is located in Summit County<1> and is the County Seat for Summit County.

The pronunciation of Akron: AK-ruhn<2>

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Akron has a population of 197,597 people<4> (see below for details).

Akron was established in 1825.

The community of Akron is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Akron lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Akron: (330) & (234)<6>

Websites for Akron ...

Official Website:   www.ci.akron.oh.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greaterakronchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 197,597 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 199,110 people (which is 36.75% of the total population of Summit County). This makes Akron the county's most populous community.

The population of Akron represents 1.73% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 199,110 people, the population of Akron decreased 8.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 217,074 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Akron.

Adding Akron to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Akron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Akron elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Akron on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Akron on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Akron.

Communities near Akron ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Akron.

  • Brunswick [Medina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
    • Brunswick [Medina County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,880 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<9>
  • Stow [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
    • Stow [Summit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stow<9>
  • Massillon [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massillon
    • Massillon [Stark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,584 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Massillon<9>
  • Kent [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [Portage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Medina [Medina County]
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      • Medina [Medina County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<9>
    • Green [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<9>
    • Wadsworth [Medina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadsworth
      • Wadsworth [Medina County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadsworth<9>
    • Hudson [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Summit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<9>
    • Broadview Heights [Cuyahoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview Heights
      • Broadview Heights [Cuyahoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview Heights<9>
    • Twinsburg [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twinsburg
      • Twinsburg [Summit County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twinsburg<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Akron.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. Our list includes 85 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Akron.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...

Looking for more information about Akron? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Ohio

About Summit County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Akron: www.ci.akron.oh.us/

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Summit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Akron. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (234) is an overlay for area code (330).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0755, Longitude: -81.5196    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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