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44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44309, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44315, 44316, 44317, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44322, 44325, 44326, 44328, 44333, 44334, 44372, 44393, 44396, 44397, 44398, 44399

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Akron is approximately 199,110 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 97,315 (2000), 83712 (2010).

The amount of land area in Akron is 160.8 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Akron is 62.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.9 sq kilometers.
The distance from Akron to Washington DC is 289 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Akron is positioned 41.08 degrees north of the equator and 81.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Akron elevation is 1,004 feet above sea level.
Akron per capita income is $19,022 (2009).
Akron median income is $32,892 (2009).

The Akron median home price is $88,800 (2009).

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Akron location: Akron is in northeast Ohio about 39 miles south of Lake Erie. It is situated along the Little Cuyahoga River. Nearby communities include: Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Portage Lakes, Lakemore, Barberton, Munroe Falls, Silver Lake and Mogadore.

Here is a map page for Akron.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Akron is seasonal with cold, snowy winters, hot and humid summers and generally cool springs and falls. Summer temperatures rarely reach 100 degrees F., but occasionally there is a hot spell. Thunderstorms are fairly common. Winters are rather cold, but again, rarely go to the extreme below 0 weather.
Akron average annual precipitation is 38.56 inches per year.
Akron average annual snowfall is 46.7 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 40.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59.1 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Akron history:

The name of Akron comes from a Greek word that means high. It was once known as the Rubber Capital of the World. Now it is more known as a center for polymer research and development. For more fun facts about Akron, see this page.

Akron was co-founded by Paul Williams and Simon Perkins. Williams had come here around 1811 and he and Perkins thought up the idea of a settlement here. Nearby North Akron had been founded in 1833, so the men added South to Akron for their settlement. The two towns merged in 1836 and incorporated. In 1840 it also became the county seat of Summit County. During the early 1900's, Akron grew at an amazing rate. Many businesses came to the area as the proximity to canals, railroads and highways was good for business. Some previous nicknames were the Rubber City and the City of Invention. It was also known as the Tire City.

Here is a history page for Akron with many historical links.
The founding of Akron: 1825
The incorporation date of Akron: 1836 (village) 1865 (city)

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Akron attractions:

Hamburger Festival
Held every year in August

Akron - Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
Toll-free: 800-245-4254
330 374-7560

Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-376-9185

Akron Symphony
17 North Broadway
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-535-8131

Ohio and Erie Canalway

Akron Zoo
Euclid near Edgewood
Akron, Ohio
Phone: 330-375-2550

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