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Akron, Ohio

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Welcome to Akron ...

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

The pronunciation of Akron: AK-ruhn<1>

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Akron has a population of 197,846 people<3> (see below for details).

Akron was established in 1825.

The community of Akron is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Akron: (330) and (234)<5>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 197,846 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.86% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Akron ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Akron and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Barberton   [Map]   26,120   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brunswick   [Map]   34,867   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Canton   [Map]   70,909   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Green   [Map]   25,747   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hudson   [Map]   22,245   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kent   [Map]   29,915   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Akron.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akron. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. Our list includes 85 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Akron:

Websites for Akron ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

The Communities of Ohio

About Summit County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Akron:

The official website for Summit County:

The official website for State of Ohio:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (234) is an overlay for area code (330).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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     [Map].

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