Akron, OH Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Median Age: 36.4 years

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%

Poverty (breakdown): (18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 17.7% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 821 registered sex offenders living in Akron, Ohio as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Akron is 241 to 1.>

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (13.2%), German (8.0%), Irish (4.5%), Italian (3.8%), English (2.7%), Polish (1.3%).

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land Area: 62.1 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 44203, 44221, 44223, 44260, 44278, 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44333

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,816 (it was $31,835 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,232 (it was $17,596 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,600 (it was $76,800 in 2000) Akron:$81,600OH:$144,200

A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, carried on today by Goodyear Tire, gave Akron the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World". It was once known as a center of airship development. Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education, healthcare, and biomedical research; leading corporations include Gojo Industries, FirstEnergy, Huntington Bank, and Charter Spectrum.

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Drug Testing Locations Akron, OH

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Akron, OH and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Akron, OH including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

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How to schedule a DOT drug test in Akron, OH

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Akron, OH call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Akron, OH , Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

DOT Compliance Checklist in Akron, OH

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

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What is a DOT Drug Test in Akron, OH ?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • ** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

    In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

    When is a DOT drug test required in Akron, OH ?

    All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Return to Duty
    • Post-Accident
    • Follow Up

    What is DOT pre employment testing in Akron, OH ?

    As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

    Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

    What is random DOT Drug Testing in Akron, OH ?

    All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

    Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

    The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
    DOT Agency 2019 Random Drug Testing Rate 2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    [FMCSA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Aviation Administration
    [FAA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Railroad Administration
    [FRA]
    25% - Covered Service
    50% - Maintenance of Way *
    10% - Covered Service
    25% - Maintenance of Way *
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% 10%
    United States Coast Guard
    [USCG]
    (with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
    50% N/A

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    What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Akron, OH ?

    Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

    What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Akron, OH ?

    If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

    Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

    What is DOT post accident drug testing Akron, OH ?

    If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

    If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

    Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

    What is DOT follow up drug testing Akron, OH ?

    DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Akron, OH simply call us at (800)221-4291

    To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Akron, OH Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Akron, OH DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

    (Don’t see a DOT drug testing location near you, call us at (800) 221-4291)

    Accredited Drug Testing can schedule your DOT drug test at any of our Akron, OH Drug testing locations, Call us Today!

400 WABASH AVE 0.9 miles

400 WABASH AVE
AKRON, OH 44307
Categories: AKRON OH

1450 FIRESTONE PKWY 2.4 miles

1450 FIRESTONE PKWY
AKRON, OH 44301
Categories: AKRON OH

1860 State Rd Ste C 2.9 miles

1860 State Rd Ste C
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44310
Categories: Cuyahoga Falls OH

1265 TRIPLETT BLVD 3.4 miles

1265 TRIPLETT BLVD
AKRON, OH 44306
Categories: AKRON OH

224 WEST AVE 3.5 miles

224 WEST AVE
TALLMADGE, OH 44278
Categories: TALLMADGE OH

1 PARK WEST BLVD STE 290 4.1 miles

1 PARK WEST BLVD STE 290
AKRON, OH 44320
Categories: AKRON OH

462 Howe Avenue, The Plaza at Chapel Hill 4.2 miles

462 Howe Avenue, The Plaza at Chapel Hill
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Categories: Cuyahoga Falls OH

654 PORTAGE TRL 4.2 miles

654 PORTAGE TRL
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH 44221
Categories: CUYAHOGA FALLS OH

111 STOW AVE STE 106 4.3 miles

111 STOW AVE STE 106
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Categories: Cuyahoga Falls OH

696 CANTON RD 5.1 miles

696 CANTON RD
AKRON, OH 44312
Categories: AKRON OH

2820 W MARKET ST STE 220 5.4 miles

2820 W MARKET ST STE 220
FAIRLAWN, OH 44333
Categories: FAIRLAWN OH

2762 MCELWAIN RD 5.8 miles

2762 MCELWAIN RD
AKRON, OH 44312
Categories: AKRON OH

155 5th St NE 5.9 miles

155 5th St NE
Barberton, OH 44203
Categories: Barberton OH

1900 23RD ST PO BOX 67069 6.1 miles

1900 23RD ST PO BOX 67069
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH 44223
Categories: CUYAHOGA FALLS OH

101 5TH ST SE STE J 6.2 miles

101 5TH ST SE STE J
BARBERTON, OH 44203
Categories: BARBERTON OH

2850 S ARLINGTON RD STE 104 6.3 miles

2850 S ARLINGTON RD STE 104
AKRON, OH 44312
Categories: AKRON OH

1685 SOUTHEAST AVE 6.4 miles

1685 SOUTHEAST AVE
TALLMADGE, OH 44278
Categories: TALLMADGE OH

3900 Medina Road, 7.3 miles

3900 Medina Road,
Akron, OH 44333
Categories: Akron OH

3913 Darrow Rd 7.5 miles

3913 Darrow Rd
Stow, OH 44224
Categories: Stow OH

150 SPRINGSIDE DR STE 225B 7.8 miles

150 SPRINGSIDE DR STE 225B
AKRON, OH 44333
Categories: AKRON OH

605 North Cleveland Massillon, 7.8 miles

605 North Cleveland Massillon,
Akron, OH 44333
Categories: Akron OH

3975 EMBASSY PKWY STE 003 7.9 miles

3975 EMBASSY PKWY STE 003
AKRON, OH 44333
Categories: AKRON OH

3333 MASSILLON RD STE 102 8.2 miles

3333 MASSILLON RD STE 102
AKRON, OH 44312
Categories: AKRON OH

4476 DARROW RD 8.4 miles

4476 DARROW RD
STOW, OH 44224
Categories: STOW OH

3479 Massillon Road, 8.4 miles

3479 Massillon Road,
Uniontown, OH 44685
Categories: Uniontown OH

3838 MASSILLON RD STE 350 9.0 miles

3838 MASSILLON RD STE 350
UNIONTOWN, OH 44685
Categories: UNIONTOWN OH

174 CURRIE HALL PKWY 9.1 miles

174 CURRIE HALL PKWY
KENT, OH 44240
Categories: KENT OH

1825 FRANKS PKWY 10.1 miles

1825 FRANKS PKWY
UNIONTOWN, OH 44685
Categories: UNIONTOWN OH

855 W MAPLE ST STE 120 12.0 miles

855 W MAPLE ST STE 120
HARTVILLE, OH 44632
Categories: HARTVILLE OH

191 WADSWORTH RD 12.8 miles

191 WADSWORTH RD
WADSWORTH, OH 44281
Categories: WADSWORTH OH

195 Wadsworth Rd 12.8 miles

195 Wadsworth Rd
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Categories: Wadsworth OH

9318 STATE ROUTE 14 14.0 miles

9318 STATE ROUTE 14
STREETSBORO, OH 44241
Categories: STREETSBORO OH

6935 TREELINE DR STE J 14.8 miles

6935 TREELINE DR STE J
BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141
Categories: BRECKSVILLE OH

6200 WHIPPLE AVE NW 15.4 miles

6200 WHIPPLE AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
Categories: NORTH CANTON OH

2451 Edison Blvd, 15.4 miles

2451 Edison Blvd,
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Categories: Twinsburg OH

223 N MAIN ST 15.4 miles

223 N MAIN ST
RITTMAN, OH 44270
Categories: RITTMAN OH

6847 N CHESTNUT ST 15.7 miles

6847 N CHESTNUT ST
RAVENNA, OH 44266
Categories: RAVENNA OH

5155 BUEHLERS DR 16.0 miles

5155 BUEHLERS DR
MEDINA, OH 44256
Categories: MEDINA OH

863 W AURORA RD STE A 16.5 miles

863 W AURORA RD STE A
SAGAMORE HILLS, OH 44067
Categories: SAGAMORE HILLS OH

4152 HOLIDAY ST NW 16.7 miles

4152 HOLIDAY ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
Categories: CANTON OH

4368 DRESSLER RD NW 17.0 miles

4368 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
Categories: CANTON OH

4650 HILLS AND DALES RD NW 17.7 miles

4650 HILLS AND DALES RD NW
CANTON, OH 44708
Categories: CANTON OH

4638 Hills And Dales Road Nort, 17.8 miles

4638 Hills And Dales Road Nort,
Canton, OH 44708
Categories: Canton OH

1000 E WASHINGTON ST MAIN ENTRANCE, 1ST FLOOR 18.2 miles

1000 E WASHINGTON ST MAIN ENTRANCE, 1ST FLOOR
MEDINA, OH 44256
Categories: MEDINA OH

735 N COURT ST 18.5 miles

735 N COURT ST
MEDINA, OH 44256
Categories: MEDINA OH

2626 FULTON DR NW 18.7 miles

2626 FULTON DR NW
CANTON, OH 44718
Categories: CANTON OH

5010 GRANDE BLVD UNIT J1 18.9 miles

5010 GRANDE BLVD UNIT J1
MEDINA, OH 44256
Categories: MEDINA OH

3724 CENTER RD 19.0 miles

3724 CENTER RD
BRUNSWICK, OH 44212
Categories: BRUNSWICK OH

3300 BAILEY ST NW 19.7 miles

3300 BAILEY ST NW
MASSILLON, OH 44646
Categories: MASSILLON OH

11443 State Rd 20.2 miles

11443 State Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
Categories: North Royalton OH

7730 FIRST PL STE D 20.3 miles

7730 FIRST PL STE D
OAKWOOD VILLAGE, OH 44146
Categories: OAKWOOD VILLAGE OH

4650 SOUTHWAY ST SW 21.2 miles

4650 SOUTHWAY ST SW
CANTON, OH 44706
Categories: CANTON OH

1400 W Pleasant Valley Rd 21.3 miles

1400 W Pleasant Valley Rd
Parma, OH 44134
Categories: Parma OH

30455 SOLON RD 21.3 miles

30455 SOLON RD
SOLON, OH 44139
Categories: SOLON OH

506 W MAIN ST 21.5 miles

506 W MAIN ST
LOUISVILLE, OH 44641
Categories: LOUISVILLE OH

832 S MAIN ST 21.5 miles

832 S MAIN ST
ORRVILLE, OH 44667
Categories: ORRVILLE OH

33790 Bainbridge Road, 21.6 miles

33790 Bainbridge Road,
Solon, OH 44139
Categories: Solon OH

563 TIONESTA DR 21.7 miles

563 TIONESTA DR
DALTON, OH 44618
Categories: DALTON OH

18181 PEARL RD 21.8 miles

18181 PEARL RD
STRONGSVILLE, OH 44136
Categories: STRONGSVILLE OH

2207 KIMBALL RD SE 22.3 miles

2207 KIMBALL RD SE
CANTON, OH 44707
Categories: CANTON OH

2461 W STATE ST 22.7 miles

2461 W STATE ST
ALLIANCE, OH 44601
Categories: ALLIANCE OH

5595 TRANSPORTATION BLVD STE 220 23.1 miles

5595 TRANSPORTATION BLVD STE 220
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH 44125
Categories: GARFIELD HEIGHTS OH

5350 TRANSPORTATION BLVD STE 3 23.1 miles

5350 TRANSPORTATION BLVD STE 3
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH 44125
Categories: GARFIELD HEIGHTS OH

17747 CHILLICOTHE RD STE 100 23.2 miles

17747 CHILLICOTHE RD STE 100
CHAGRIN FALLS, OH 44023
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4400 ROCKSIDE RD 23.3 miles

4400 ROCKSIDE RD
INDEPENDENCE, OH 44131
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6789 RIDGE RD STE 210 23.5 miles

6789 RIDGE RD STE 210
PARMA, OH 44129
Categories: PARMA OH

7451 West Ridgewood Drive, 23.8 miles

7451 West Ridgewood Drive,
Parma, OH 44129
Categories: Parma OH

4635 RICHMOND RD STE 103 24.4 miles

4635 RICHMOND RD STE 103
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH 44128
Categories: WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS OH

826 E SCHAAF RD 24.5 miles

826 E SCHAAF RD
BROOKLYN HTS, OH 44131
Categories: BROOKLYN HTS OH

7155 PEARL RD STE 201 24.8 miles

7155 PEARL RD STE 201
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH 44130
Categories: MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS OH

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Local Area Info: Akron, Ohio

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, about 30 miles (48km) south of Cleveland. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the city proper had a total population of 197,846, making it the 119th-largest city in the United States. The Greater Akron area, covering Summit and Portage counties, had an estimated population of 703,505.

The city was founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams, along the Little Cuyahoga River at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal. The name is derived from the Greek word signifying a summit or high point. It was briefly renamed South Akron after Eliakim Crosby founded nearby North Akron in 1833, until both merged into an incorporated village in 1836. In the 1910s, Akron doubled in population, making it the nation's fastest-growing city.

A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, carried on today by Goodyear Tire, gave Akron the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World". It was once known as a center of airship development. Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education, healthcare, and biomedical research; leading corporations include Gojo Industries, FirstEnergy, Huntington Bank, and Charter Spectrum.

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Median Age: 36.4 years

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%

Poverty (breakdown): (18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 17.7% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 821 registered sex offenders living in Akron, Ohio as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Akron is 241 to 1.>

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (13.2%), German (8.0%), Irish (4.5%), Italian (3.8%), English (2.7%), Polish (1.3%).

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land Area: 62.1 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 44203, 44221, 44223, 44260, 44278, 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44333

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,816 (it was $31,835 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,232 (it was $17,596 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,600 (it was $76,800 in 2000) Akron:$81,600OH:$144,200

A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, carried on today by Goodyear Tire, gave Akron the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World". It was once known as a center of airship development. Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education, healthcare, and biomedical research; leading corporations include Gojo Industries, FirstEnergy, Huntington Bank, and Charter Spectrum.