Akron, Ohio

Akron: The fifth most populous city in Ohio. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. Akron is known for its many rubber factories, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Akron Art Museum and the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.


Akron is a city located in the county of Summit in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population at the 2010 census was 199,110 and a population density of 1,233 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 195,994 inhabitants.

The city was created 199 years ago in 1824.

Known as the “Rubber Capital of the World”, Akron has diversified over the years into a hub for advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and education. But it still retains unique attractions related to its industrial roots.

Tire Manufacturing History

Akron's historic ties to the tire industry are showcased at the popular National Inventors Hall of Fame where visitors can learn about Harvey Firestone, BF Goodrich, and other innovators.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company headquarters, built in 1924, offers free public factory tours to see dirigibles and equipment from Akron’s past heyday of tire production.

Outdoor Recreation

Akron provides access to many outdoor activities with its scenic location along the Cuyahoga River and Ohio & Erie Canal. The downtown Towpath Trail follows the canal route for biking, jogging, or strolling.

Summit Metro Parks contain over 14,000 acres with scenic trails, lakes, gardens, and picnic areas. The man-made Lake Anna offers boating, fishing and a beach for summer recreation.

Arts and Culture

The Akron Art Museum impresses with its collections of contemporary art, glass art, and photography. For performing arts, the Akron Civic Theatre hosts concerts, comedy shows and Broadway productions in a majestic historic theater.

Akron celebrates its heritage each June with the Italian-American Festa featuring authentic food, music, and entertainment in downtown Akron.

Between its unique history, outdoor recreation, and cultural institutions, Akron provides plenty of reasons to visit this Ohio destination.

Akron locator map
Location of Akron on Ohio map.

Quick Facts about Akron

Population : 195,994 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
County : Summit County
Head of government : mayor
Postal code : 44301–44399
Phone Area Codes : 330 - 234
Area : 161.54 km2
Official name : Akron
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Capital city : Akron is capital of Summit County
Establishment : January 01, 1825 (199 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 22:40:49 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 1,213 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.59% (2010-2020)
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AkronOhioSky image


Akron is located at 41°4'53"N 81°31'8"W (41.0814400, -81.5190100).

Akron map

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According to census records, the population of Akron decreased by 1.59% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 199,110 - census
2011 199,112 0% estimation process
2012 198,969 -0.07% estimation process
2013 198,972 0% estimation process
2014 199,008 0.02% estimation process
2015 198,588 -0.21% estimation process
2016 198,068 -0.26% estimation process
2017 198,085 0.01% estimation process
2018 197,884 -0.1% estimation process
2019 197,597 -0.15% estimation process
2020 195,994 -0.82% estimation process

Akron zip code is 44301. County name: Summit, County fips: 39153

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People born in Akron (200)

People born in Akron, including chemist Richard Smalley, cornerback in the National Football League Dave Brown, philosopher and logician Willard Van Orman Quine, .


  • Melina Kanakaredes (American actress) she was born in 23/04/1967
  • Chrissie Hynde (Rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) she was born in 07/09/1951
  • Susan George (American political scientist) she was born in 29/06/1934
  • Elizabeth Franz (American actress) she was born in 18/06/1941
  • Cheryl Crawford (American theatre director and producer (1902-1986)) she was born in 24/09/1902
  • Brad Warner (American musician and Buddhist priest) he was born in 05/03/1964
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens (American heavy metal singer) he was born in 13/09/1967
  • Stephen Curry (American basketball player) he was born in 14/03/1988
  • Carroll Nye (actor (1901-1974)) he was born in 04/10/1901
  • Don Craig Wiley (American immunologist) he was born in 21/10/1944
  • Frank Seiberling (American inventor and businessman) he was born in 06/10/1859
  • Neal Smith (American rock drummer) he was born in 23/09/1947
  • Lola Albright (American actress and singer) she was born in 20/07/1924
  • James Ingram (American singer–songwriter and record producer) he was born in 16/02/1952
  • Angie Everhart (American actress and model) she was born in 07/09/1969
  • Rita Dove (American poet and author) she was born in 28/08/1952
  • Sydne Rome (American-Italian actress) she was born in 17/03/1951
  • Butch Reynolds (American 400 meters sprinter, Olympian and world record breaker) he was born in 08/06/1964

Schools in Akron

College & universities near Akron, OH

Code Name City ZIP
200800 University of Akron Main Campus Akron (OH) 44325-4702
200785 Herzing University-Akron Akron (OH) 44306-3931
202888 Gerbers Akron Beauty School Akron (OH) 44313
487302 Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Falls (OH) 44221
475699 Bryant & Stratton College-Akron Copley (OH) 44321-2798

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Akron, OH

Code Name Address Type
ALC Alliance 820 East Main Street RAIL
CLE Cleveland Lakefront station 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway RAIL
ELY Elyria 410 East River Road RAIL
SKY Sandusky 1200 North Depot St. RAIL

Post offices near Akron

Post Office Name City ZIP
Akron Post Office Akron (OH) 44309
Five Poin Post Office Akron (OH) 44302
North Hill Post Office Akron (OH) 44310
South Arlington Post Office Akron (OH) 44306
Firestone Park Post Office Akron (OH) 44319

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Other cities in Summit County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Summit County , OH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cuyahoga Falls 49,005 The most populous city in Summit County, Ohio.
Stow 34,714 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States
Barberton 25,815 City in Ohio, USA
Green 25,678 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States
Hudson 22,179 City in Ohio
Tallmadge 17,259 City in Ohio
Copley 17,237 Township of Ohio
New Franklin 14,275 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States of America
Macedonia 11,686 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States
Sagamore Hills 10,898 Township in Summit County, Ohio
Bath 9,610 Township in Greene County, Ohio, United States
Fairlawn 7,516 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States of America
Portage Lakes 6,968 Census-designated place in Summit County, Ohio
Northfield Center 5,846 Township in Summit County, Ohio
Munroe Falls 5,054 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States of America
Reminderville 4,643 City in Summit County, Ohio, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Akron distances to largest Ohio cities