|Place in the United States|
|Location of Akron in Ohio|
|Location of Ohio in the US|
|Type of place||City|
|Coordinates||41° 4′ N, 81° 31′ W|
|– country||160.66 km²|
|– water||0.88 km²|
(April 1, 2020)
|Mayor||Dan Horrigan (D)|
|ZIP code(s)||44301–44399, 44301, 44304, 44309, 44312, 44315, 44318, 44322, 44324, 44327, 44326, 44331, 44333, 44336, 44337, 44338, 44341, 44345, 44347, 44350, 44353, 44355, 44358, 44360, 44362, 44363, 44365, 44368, 44372, 44377, 44381, 44384, 44386, 44387, 44389, 44390, 44391, 44395, 44397, 44398, 44399|
According to Indexdotcom, Akron is a city in the American state of Ohio and has 217,074 inhabitants. This makes it the 81st city in the United States (2000). Its area is 160.8 km², making it the 107th city. It is also the capital of Summit county.
13.5% of the population is older than 65 and 33.1% consists of single -person households. Unemployment stands at 5.6% (2000 census figures).
About 1.2% of Akron’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 28.5% of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.
The population decreased from 223,182 in 1990 to 217,074 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -4.0 °C, in July it is 22.2 °C. Annual average rainfall is 935.2 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
Akron is also referred to as the “rubber capital” of the United States. This is mainly due to the fact that Goodyear has its headquarters here. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was also based in Akron, as was General Tire and Rubber. Akron itself today has two neighborhoods whose names refer to its ties to the rubber industry: Goodyear Heights and Firestone Park. The Firestone Country Club still refers to this industrial past.
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Goodyear built several zeppelin airships in Akron, including the ZRS-4 “USS Akron” and the ZRS-5 “USS Macon”. In addition to rubber production, Quaker Oats was originally headquartered in Akron. Also in 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as AA. was founded
In addition to the health sector in the form of the Summa Healthcare System and the rubber industry, today the University of Akron is also one of the larger local employers.
The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Akron.
- Barberton (10 km)
- Cuyahoga Falls (8 km)
- Fairlawn (10 km)
- Lakemore (9 km)
- Mogadore (10 km)
- Munroe Falls (10 km)
- Norton (12 km)
- Portage Lakes (9 km)
- Silver Lake (10 km)
- Tallmadge (8 km)
Born in Akron
- Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000), logician and philosopher
- Vaughn Monroe (1911-1973), singer
- Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006), theologian and historian
- Lola Albright (1924-2017), actress
- Shirley Fry (1927-2021), tennis and badminton player
- Hayes Alan Jenkins (1933), figure skater
- David Jenkins (1936), figure skater
- Richard Smalley (1943-2005), chemist and Nobel laureate (1996)
- Judith Resnik (1949-1986), engineer and astronaut
- Chrissie Hynde (1951), singer and guitarist
- Jim Jarmusch (1953), film director
- James Ingram (1956), singer-musician
- Butch Reynolds (1964), sprinter
- Melina Kanakaredes (1967), actress
- Angie Everhart (1969), actress and film producer
- Dan Auerbach (1979), singer-guitarist The Black Keys
- Patrick Carney (1980), drummer The Black Keys
- John Magaro (1983), actor
- LeBron James (1984), basketball player
- Stephen Curry (1988), basketball player
- Akron was the first place in the world where police cars drove around.
- In the series Bates Motel, Norma Bates mentions the place Akron as her birthplace (s1e10).
- NORKA (Akron spelled backwards) is the name of a soft drink from Akron.