A town in Ohio, Barberton has slightly more than 26,000 residents. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Renters tend to be in the minority in Barberton, and 61% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $701/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Barberton will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.
Many Barberton residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Barberton workers earn an average annual income of about $49K, less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Barberton has a large number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (32%) compared to the national average. In addition, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, shorter than most cities in Ohio, Barberton residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (39%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.