Akron, Ohio is a mid-size city with a population of just over 197,000. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 38, are younger than most cities in Ohio. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home. The city boasts a relatively affordable average rent of $731 per month, which is $80 less than the state average.
Compared to the national average, Akron has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (24%). In addition, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Akron residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Akron workers bring in an average annual income of almost $49K, around $15,000 less than the state average. Akron's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than most cities in Ohio, Akron residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 41% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Relatively few residents walk to work.