Akron, OH
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Akron is a relatively large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 197,542 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Akron is the fifth largest community in Ohio.

Akron is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Akron is a city 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 (14.66%), sales jobs (12.37%), and food service (7.62%).

Many people in Akron take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Akron citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in Akron who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.39% of the adults in Akron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Akron in 2010 was $20,872, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,488 for a family of four. However, Akron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Akron is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Akron include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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