Income/capita 28%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 49%
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Income per capita$21,378$27,800$29,829
Median household income$35,240$50,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,966$65,077$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,675$28,832$35,192
Median earnings male$27,455$36,579$36,919
Median earnings female$21,951$24,862$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level25.4%15.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Akron is 28% 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 49% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Akron is 68% higher than the national average

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      Akron employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector20.8%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%15.5%
      Public administration3.3%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%2.6%
      Education, health & social services13.0%36.9%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hudson, OH22,282$126,618128.9%
      Boston Heights, OH1,208$103,60387.3%
      Montrose-Ghent, OH4,776$101,88484.2%
      Sugar Bush Knolls, OH193$101,25083.0%
      Silver Lake, OH2,452$94,50070.8%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036.3%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shreveport, LA198,571$38,05631.2%
      Huntington Beach, CA198,724$85,31254.2%
      Glendale, CA197,895$56,0691.4%
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57815.8%
      Amarillo, TX197,570$49,68410.2%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036.3%
      Source: The Akron, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).