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Akron, OH (Ohio) Houses and Residents

Akron,OH index of house prices

Total population: 197,859 (All urban)

Houses: 97,265 (90,092 occupied: 43,031 owner occupied, 43,047 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

50%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,567 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $114,477.

Median contract rent in 2015: $413 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $511)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $828


Median gross rent in Akron, OH in 2015: $496

Housing units in Akron with a mortgage: 34,549 (3,912 second mortgage, 4,861 home equity loan, 166 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,822

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $58,672

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $35,332

Median monthly housing costs: $708


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Akron, Ohio Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $80,600 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Akron:

$80,600
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,400 - $121,100

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $108,887
Here:

$108,887
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,335
Here:

$138,335
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $80,487
Here:

$80,487
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,066
Here:

$109,066
State:

$121,212

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $39,768
Here:

$39,768
State:

$160,749

Mobile homes: $63,071
Here:

$63,071
State:

$50,037
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1959

Household type by relationship:

Households: 212,180
  • In family households: 167,709 (34,430 male householders, 19,674 female householders)
    34,580 spouses, 63,173 children (58,364 natural, 1,273 adopted, 3,536 stepchildren), 4,433 grandchildren, 1,803 brothers or sisters, 1,512 parents, 2,861 other relatives, 5,243 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 44,471 (16,625 male householders (12,894 living alone)), 19,414 female householders (16,802 living alone)), 8,432 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,908 (2,209 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 23,143 2-persons, 13,490 3-persons, 9,915 4-persons, 4,716 5-persons, 1,919 6-persons, 921 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 29,696 1-person, 5,143 2-persons, 701 3-persons, 327 4-persons, 108 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

26,844 married couples with children.
21,383 single-parent households (3,186 men, 18,197 women).

94.2% of residents of Akron speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 6,911 (3.2%)
(46.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Akron, Ohio:

  • 46no bedroom
  • 1,1561 bedroom
  • 11,7562 bedrooms
  • 30,3523 bedrooms
  • 8,4134 bedrooms
  • 1,7185+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Akron population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Akron, Ohio:

  • 1,416no bedroom
  • 11,4471 bedroom
  • 13,4342 bedrooms
  • 7,7233 bedrooms
  • 1,9044 bedrooms
  • 7275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Akron population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Akron in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 3,060no vehicle
  • 18,8831 vehicle
  • 22,4092 vehicles
  • 6,9283 vehicles
  • 1,6424 vehicles
  • 5195+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Akron population

Cars and other vehicles available in Akron in renter-occupied apartments

  • 8,848no vehicle
  • 17,9361 vehicle
  • 7,7212 vehicles
  • 1,5253 vehicles
  • 3594 vehicles
  • 2625+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Akron population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Akron, Ohio:

  • 341 room
  • 1952 rooms
  • 7963 rooms
  • 3,4594 rooms
  • 12,1835 rooms
  • 15,2256 rooms
  • 10,4457 rooms
  • 6,2118 rooms
  • 4,8939+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Akron population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Akron, Ohio:

  • 1,0651 room
  • 2,9322 rooms
  • 7,5673 rooms
  • 8,6384 rooms
  • 7,1195 rooms
  • 4,7506 rooms
  • 2,4867 rooms
  • 1,1308 rooms
  • 9649+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Akron population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Akron, OH household income distribution

  • Akron, OH household income distribution
  • 12,282Less than $10,000
  • 7,539$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7,595$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,453$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,071$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7,004$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,518$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,876$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,706$45,000 to $49,999
  • 8,051$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,713$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,773$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,174$100,000 to $124,999
  • 866$125,000 to $149,999
  • 680$150,000 to $199,999
  • 842$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Akron, OH

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Akron, OH
  • 528Less than $10,000
  • 249$10,000 to $14,999
  • 194$15,000 to $19,999
  • 320$20,000 to $24,999
  • 354$25,000 to $29,999
  • 763$30,000 to $34,999
  • 822$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,765$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,844$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,536$60,000 to $69,999
  • 4,823$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4,925$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,939$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,813$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,608$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,621$150,000 to $174,999
  • 942$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,406$200,000 to $249,999
  • 798$250,000 to $299,999
  • 822$300,000 to $399,999
  • 469$400,000 to $499,999
  • 309$500,000 to $749,999
  • 82$750,000 to $999,999
  • 41$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 58$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Akron, OH

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Akron, OH
  • 1,038Less than $100
  • 856$100 to $149
  • 1,091$150 to $199
  • 2,033$200 to $249
  • 1,377$250 to $299
  • 301$300 to $349
  • 1,705$350 to $399
  • 2,081$400 to $449
  • 3,758$450 to $499
  • 5,930$500 to $549
  • 5,163$550 to $599
  • 5,213$600 to $649
  • 3,842$650 to $699
  • 1,849$700 to $749
  • 1,307$750 to $799
  • 2,056$800 to $899
  • 688$900 to $999
  • 938$1,000 to $1,249
  • 111$1,250 to $1,499
  • 123$1,500 to $1,999
  • 82$2,000 to $2,499
  • 79$3,500 or more
  • 1,426No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,2711995 to March 2000
  • 1,0421990 to 1994
  • 6811985 to 1989
  • 5331980 to 1984
  • 3311975 to 1979
  • 2981970 to 1974
  • 3661965 to 1969
  • 1,389Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Akron population
Akron commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,390
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 10,922
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 19,306
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,715
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 15,136
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,998
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,595
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,772
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,161
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,460
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,094
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,547
Akron, OH Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 84.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,923 (2.0% of all workers)

Akron mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 78,343 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 10,576 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,016 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 168 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 41 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 116 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,218 (2%)
  • Other means: 595 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,923 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 60,257
 German: 27,167
 Irish: 15,033
 United States or American: 13,911
 Italian: 12,263
 English: 10,383
 Polish: 3,681
 Subsaharan African:: 3,668
 African: 3,506
 Hungarian: 2,731
 Scotch-Irish: 2,110
 French (except Basque): 1,970
 Scottish: 1,837
 Slovak: 1,755
 Dutch: 1,358
 Arab:: 1,289
 Greek: 1,083
 Welsh: 1,072
 Russian: 1,057
 Swedish: 968
 Serbian: 855
 European: 832
 Lebanese: 696
 Croatian: 640
 Ukrainian: 631
 British: 577
 Swiss: 574
 Norwegian: 566
 Yugoslavian: 551
 Romanian: 458
 Czechoslovakian: 403
 French Canadian: 382
 Austrian: 377
 Slovene: 363
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 341
 Pennsylvania German: 317
 Lithuanian: 286
 Czech: 271
 Arab/Arabic: 248
 Jamaican: 218
 Danish: 160
 Jordanian: 150
 Canadian: 150
 Albanian: 128
 Macedonian: 128
 Iranian: 116
 Syrian: 97
 Eastern European: 85
 Palestinian: 82
 Slavic: 74
 Armenian: 63
 Belgian: 60
 Nigerian: 51
 Cypriot: 51
 Carpatho Rusyn: 51
 Haitian: 45
 Finnish: 42
 Portuguese: 41
 Ghanian: 39
 Celtic: 38
 Australian: 37
 Scandinavian: 29
 Turkish: 28
 Dutch West Indian: 27
 Northern European: 23
 Bulgarian: 22
 Other Subsaharan African: 19
 German Russian: 16
 Alsatian: 15
 Zimbabwean: 15
 Latvian: 14
 Liberian: 14
 British West Indian: 14
 Cape Verdean: 11
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 11
 Egyptian: 9
 Guyanese: 9
 Bermudan: 9
 West Indian: 9
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 8
 Sudanese: 7
 Other Arab: 7
 Ethiopian: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 8%Laos
  • 7%Yugoslavia
  • 7%Vietnam
  • 6%India
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Germany
  • 5%Italy

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 164,197
  • Northeast: 10,251
  • Midwest: 6,276
  • South: 25,262
  • West: 2,978

56% of Akron residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Ohio.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 512
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 237
  • 5th and 6th grade: 424
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,679
  • 9th grade: 1,588
  • 10th grade: 2,661
  • 11th grade: 2,874
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,239
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 22,454
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,390
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,352
  • Associate degree: 2,720
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,982
  • Master's degree: 2,374
  • Professional school degree: 1,369
  • Doctorate degree: 817

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 458
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 131
  • 5th and 6th grade: 605
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,111
  • 9th grade: 1,877
  • 10th grade: 3,186
  • 11th grade: 3,252
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,090
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,964
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,618
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,962
  • Associate degree: 3,986
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,607
  • Master's degree: 2,890
  • Professional school degree: 792
  • Doctorate degree: 279

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.2%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 24.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 20.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 14.1%Females
Akron marital status for males
Akron marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 64,790
  • One, attached: 2,657
  • Two: 7,526
  • 3 or 4: 4,731
  • 5 to 9: 4,832
  • 10 to 19: 3,727
  • 20 to 49: 3,303
  • 50 or more: 5,416
  • Mobile homes: 278
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,529

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Akron:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 96.5%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 75.7%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,560
Here:

14.2%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 907
Here:

8.1%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,197
Here:

9.6%
Ohio:

23.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)