Akron demographics profile

StatisticAkronOhioNational
Population198,50811,586,941318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,20125891
Median age36.739.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%56%55%
Speak English93%93%79%
Speak Spanish1%2%13%
Akron, OH has a population of 198,508 and is the 119th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,201 per sq mi which is 1143% higher than the Ohio average and 3433% higher than the national average. The median age in Akron is 37 which is approximately 7% lower than the Ohio average of 39. In Akron, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 77% of Akron residents were born in Ohio, 16% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Akron is 1143% higher than Ohio.
  • The median age in Akron is 7% lower than Ohio.
  • In Akron 61.05% of the population is White.
  • In Akron 30.47% of the population is African American.
  • In Akron 3.59% of the population is Asian.

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Akron population breakdown by race

RaceAkronOhioNational
White61.05%82.16%73.35%
African American30.47%12.27%12.63%
Asian3.59%1.94%5.22%
American Indian0.23%0.19%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.12%2.57%3.06%
Other race0.52%0.85%4.75%
In Akron, 2.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Akron, OH demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).