Akron, NY
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Akron is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,845 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Akron is the 472nd largest community in New York. Akron has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, Akron isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Akron are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Akron is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Akron who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), sales jobs (9.52%), and food service (8.31%).

Akron’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Being a small village, Akron does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Akron is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.91% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Akron in 2010 was $28,048, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,192 for a family of four. However, Akron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Akron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Akron residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Akron include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Akron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.