Akron employment information

IndexAkronOhioNational
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%
The Akron, OH employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Akron is $21,378, which is 23% lower than than the Ohio average and 28% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,240, which is 30% lower than than the Ohio average and 36% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Akron is 7%, which is 49% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Akron is 25% which is 68% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,490$35,240$70,480
City
$33,779$50,674$101,348
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • 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 median earnings by income bracket

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%
Other26.9%27.4%

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Akron, OH198,508$35,24036%

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Akron, OH198,508$35,24036%
Source: The Akron, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).