Akron employment information

IndexAkronOhioNational
Income per capita$20,245$26,520$28,555
Median household income$34,139$48,849$53,482
Median income owner occupied$50,040$62,909$68,142
Median income renter occupied$20,693$26,950$33,219
Median earnings male$26,511$35,698$36,116
Median earnings female$21,677$24,126$25,692
Unemployment rate8.8%5.8%5.8%
Poverty level26.7%15.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Akron is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Akron is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Akron is 50% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Akron is 71% higher than the national average.

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Akron median earnings by income bracket

Akron employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%0.9%
Manufacturing sector19.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.5%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services17.4%16.2%
Public administration4.2%2.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.7%
Education, health & social services12.7%37.7%
Other27.1%25.7%

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Montrose-Ghent, OH4,876$118,500122%
Silver Lake, OH2,520$97,96983%
Greentown, OH4,368$96,89081%
Sugar Bush Knolls, OH158$96,66781%
Akron, OH198,492$34,13936%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Yonkers, NY198,654$61,13214%
Columbus, GA198,247$41,36223%
Moreno Valley, CA198,872$54,2291%
Aurora, IL199,878$63,56919%
Augusta, GA196,551$37,59330%
Akron, OH198,492$34,13936%
Source: The Akron, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.