City of Akron Ohio Census Information Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 88,000 households in Akron, Ohio. The average household size was 2.3 people.
Families made up 57 percent of the households in Akron, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (34 percent) and other families (23 percent). Nonfamily households made up 43 percent of all households in Akron, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Married-couple families    34%
Other families    23%
People living alone    35%
Other nonfamily households    7%

Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Four percent of the people living in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-six percent was native, including 77 percent who were born in Ohio.

Among people at least five years old living in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009, 6 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 32 percent spoke Spanish and 68 percent spoke some other language; 38 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 84 percent of the people at least one year old living in Akron, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 12 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Same residence    84%
Different residence, same county    12%
Different county, same state    3%
Different state    1%
Abroad    0%

Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 20 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Fifteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Akron, Ohio was 57,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 6,200 and elementary or high school enrollment was 33,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 17,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Graduate or professional degree    7%
Bachelor’s degree    13%
Associate’s degree    7%
Some college, no degree    21%
High school diploma or equivalency    37%
Less than high school diploma    15%

Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Akron, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Akron, Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 24 percent, and Manufacturing, 16 percent.

Employment by Industry in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining    0%
Construction    5%
Manufacturing    16%
Wholesale trade    3%
Retail trade    12%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities    5%
Information    2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing    5%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services    9%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance    24%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services    10%
Other Services, except public administration    5%
Public administration    3%

Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 27 percent; Sales and office occupations, 26 percent; Service occupations, 21 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 17 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 8 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-two percent of Akron, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 9 percent carpooled, 3 percent took public transportation, and 4 percent used other means. The remaining 2 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 21.2 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Akron, Ohio was $34,952. Seventy-four percent of the households received earnings and 16 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-seven percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $13,823. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 22 percent of people were in poverty. Thirty-one percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 11 percent of people 65 years old and over. Seventeen percent of all families and 39 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
People age 65 and over    11%
Related children under 18 years    31%
All families    17%
Female householder families    39%

Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Akron, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Akron, Ohio had a total population of 209,000 – 109,000 (52 percent) females and 100,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 35.3 years. Twenty-four percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
65 and over    12%
45 to 64    24%
25 to 44    29%
18 to 24    11%
Under 18    24%

Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 65 percent was White; 30 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Two percent of the people in Akron, Ohio was Hispanic. Sixty-four percent of the people in Akron, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Akron, Ohio had a total of 100,000 housing units, 12 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 70 percent was in single-unit structures, 29 percent was in multi-unit structures, and less than 0.5 percent was mobile homes. Eight percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Single-unit structures    70%
In multi-unit structures    29%
Mobile homes    0%

Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Akron, Ohio had 88,000 occupied housing units – 51,000 (58 percent) owner occupied and 37,000 (42 percent) renter occupied. Nine percent of the households did not have telephone service and 13 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-two percent had two vehicles and another 13 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,086, nonmortgaged owners $426, and renters $659. Thirty-seven percent of owners with mortgages, 18 percent of owners without mortgages, and 56 percent of renters in Akron, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Akron, Ohio in 2005-2009
Owners with mortgage    37%
Owners without mortgage    18%
Renters    56%

Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

American Community Survey, 2005-2009