Akron is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,456 people and just one neighborhood, Akron is the 198th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Akron, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.05% of Akron’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Akron is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Akron who work in sales jobs (11.13%), office and administrative support (9.80%) and personal care services (8.64%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Akron is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Akron’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.