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Akron metropolitan area

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The Akron, Ohio, metropolitan statistical area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of two counties, Summit and Portage, in Northeast Ohio and is anchored by the city of Akron As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 703,200

The Akron MSA is also part of the larger Cleveland–Akron–Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area with a population 2010 of 3,515,646, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio

Map of the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio CSA Based on 2013 US Census Definitions

Contents

  • 1 Counties
  • 2 Communities
    • 21 Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants
    • 22 Places with 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitants
    • 23 Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants
    • 24 Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
    • 25 Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants
    • 26 Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
    • 27 Unincorporated places
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Business and industry
  • 5 Universities and colleges
  • 6 Culture
    • 61 Theaters and concert venues
    • 62 Museums and historic landmarks
  • 7 Parks and recreation
    • 71 National parks
      • 711 Cuyahoga Valley National Park
    • 72 County-wide park districts
      • 721 Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
      • 722 The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail
      • 723 Portage Park District
    • 73 State parks and nature reserves
      • 731 Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park
      • 732 Portage Lakes State Park
      • 733 Tinker's Creek State Park
      • 734 West Branch State Park
      • 735 Wingfoot Lake State Park
      • 736 Public nature reserves
  • 8 Transportation
    • 81 Airports
    • 82 Highways
    • 83 Public transit
  • 9 See also
  • 10 References

Countiesedit

  • Portage County
  • Summit County

Communitiesedit

View of the Akron skyline from the west looking east

Places with more than 100,000 inhabitantsedit

  • Akron principal city – 199,110

Places with 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitantsedit

  • Barberton – 26,550
  • Cuyahoga Falls – 49,652
  • Green – 25,699
  • Kent – 28,904
  • Stow – 34,837

Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitantsedit

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitantsedit

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitantsedit

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitantsedit

  • Brady Lake – 464
  • Peninsula
  • Pigeon Creek CDP
  • Sugar Bush Knolls – 177

Unincorporated placesedit

  • Diamond
  • Ghent
  • Hammond's Corners
  • Montrose
  • Wayland

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1900 100,961
1910 138,560 372%
1920 322,434 1327%
1930 386,813 200%
1940 386,065 −02%
1950 474,016 228%
1960 605,367 277%
1970 679,239 122%
1980 660,328 −28%
1990 657,575 −04%
2000 694,960 57%
2010 703,200 12%
Est 2014 703,825 01%
12

As of the census3 of 2010, there were 703,200 people, 279,518 households, and 181,540 families residing within the MSA The racial makeup of the MSA was 848% White, 119% African American, 020% Native American, 18% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 026% from other races, and 134% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12% of the population 34% of the population were reported as foreign born and 54% reported speaking a language other than English as the primary language in the home In the MSA the population was spread out with 187% the age of 14 or under, 144% from 15 to 24, 257% from 25 to 44, 276% from 45 to 64, and 135% who were 65 years of age or older For every 100 females there were 941 males

The median family income in 2007 dollars in the MSA was $61,537 and the median household income in the MSA was $47,336 Males had a median income of $38,776 versus $26,532 for females The per capita income for the MSA was $36,564 in 2007 dollars

Business and industryedit

As of 2006update, the Akron metropolitan area serves as the corporate headquarters of 5 Fortune 1000 firms shown with 2006 rankings below:

  • #112 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Akron, rubber
  • #184 FirstEnergy Akron, utilities
  • #671 Diebold Green, electronics
  • #839 Jo Ann Stores Hudson, specialty retailer
  • #995 A Schulman Fairlawn, chemicals

Other large employers include:

Universities and collegesedit

  • University of Akron, located in Akron; a large regional public research university with over 30,000 students It serves as Summit County's largest university and one of the largest employers4
  • Kent State University, located in Kent; a large regional public research university with over 41,000 students It serves as Portage County's largest university and employer5
  • Hiram College, located in Hiram in northwestern Portage County; a small liberal arts college of around 1,200 students6
  • The Northeast Ohio Medical University NEOMED, located in Rootstown, in the south-central part of the county It serves students from Kent State University, the University of Akron, Youngstown State University, and Cleveland State University7
  • A campus of Fortis College, a small two-year college of around 300 students in Ravenna specializing in the business and medical technician fields

Cultureedit

Parks and recreationedit

National parksedit

Cuyahoga Valley National Parkedit

Cuyahoga Valley National Park34 is a national park located in Summit County and lies between the major Ohio cities of Cleveland and Akron It is the only national park located in Ohio and consists of over 33,000 acres Waterfalls, rolling hills, caves, winding river scenery attract many park visitors Over 125 miles of trails traverse the steep narrow ravines, rolling floodplain, and lush farmland throughout the park The park offers an array of preserved and restored displays of 19th see Hale Farm & Village and early 20th century sustainable farming and pastoral, rural living, while catering to contemporary interests with art exhibits, outdoor concerts, and scenic excursion and special event railroad tours on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad35

County-wide park districtsedit

Metro Parks, Serving Summit Countyedit

The Metro Parks, Serving Summit County36 is a park district that manages over 11,000 acres in Summit County, including 14 developed parks, six conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails including the 335 mile Hike and Bike Trail which follows the course of the old Akron, Bedford and Cleveland Railroad The Freedom Trail is currently being constructed and is similar to the Hike and Bike Trail It will follow a former rail corridor west from Ravenna through Kent in Portage County and hookup with the Towpath Trail and the Hike and Bike Trail in Summit County

The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trailedit

The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail37 in Summit County follows the course of the former Ohio and Erie Canal When the trail is fully complete, it will stretch about 100 miles from Downtown Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, though the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Summit County, Stark County and end in New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County In 2011, Summit County became the first of the counties to complete their section of the Towpath Trail stretching 334 miles from the Portage Lakes in the southern portion of the county, through the suburbs and downtown Akron, and finally through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Portage Park Districtedit

The Portage Park District38 is a county park district in Portage County that consists of 1150 acres Notable trails include the Headwater Trail which follows the former Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad line and connects Mantua and Garrettsville The Freedom Trail/Portage Hike and Bike Trail is currently being constructed and will connect with existing trails in Summit County

State parks and nature reservesedit

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Parkedit

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park39 is a 167-acre state park located near Garrettsville in Portage County The spectacular rock formations at Nelson-Kennedy Ledges have become trademarks of the park These rock formations are among the few outcrops in northern Ohio still exposed to view and offer hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult Activities located in the park include hiking and picnicking

Portage Lakes State Parkedit

Portage Lakes State Park40 is a 2,475 acre state park located in Akron around the Portage Lakes There are approximately 2034 acres of water and 8 lakes within the park that can be used for boating, fishing, and swimming and an additional 411 acres of land that can be used for camping, hunting, and picnicking

Tinker's Creek State Parkedit

Tinkers Creek State Park41 is a 370-acre state park located in Streetsboro in Portage County Park activities include fishing on a 15-acre spring-fed lake, picnicking, hiking, and cross country skiing and ice fishing during winter

West Branch State Parkedit

West Branch State Park42 is an 8,002 acre state park located near Ravenna in Portage County The large 2,650-acre lake can be used for boating, fishing, and swimming and contains numerous boat launches The 5,379-acres of meadows and woodlots can be used for numerous activities such as for camping, hiking, hunting and horseback riding The park maintains 14 miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of mountain biking trails, and 20 miles of bridle trails

Wingfoot Lake State Parkedit

Wingfoot Lake State Park43 is a 690-acre state park located in Mogadore in Portage County around Wingfoot Lake The park was built in the 1960s by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for their employees and corporate retreats In 2009, the park was bought by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Facilities include enclosed and open pavilion shelters some with fireplaces, playgrounds, badminton courts, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, an 18-hole mini-golf course, and an 18-hole disc golf course Boating and fishing is also permitted on the 444 acre Wingfoot Lake

Public nature reservesedit

  • Aurora Sanctuary State Nature Preserve – a 164-acre nature preserve located in Aurora
  • Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve – a 472-acre nature preserve located in Garrettsville
  • Herrick Fen – a 127-acre nature preserve located near Streetsboro
  • Tom S Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve – a 42-acre nature preserve located in Kent
  • Marsh Wetlands – a 152-acre nature preserve located near Mantua
  • Novak Blanche Katherine Sanctuary – a 152-acre nature preserve located in Aurora
  • Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve – a 6-acre nature preserve located in Akron
  • Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve – a 786-acre nature preserve located in Aurora
  • Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve – a 61-acre nature reserve located in Rootstown
  • Tummonds State Nature Preserve – an 86-acre nature reserve located near Mantua

Transportationedit

Airportsedit

The Akron metropolitan area is served by the following international, regional and county airports:

  • Akron–Canton Regional Airport Green44
  • Akron Fulton International Airport Akron45
  • Kent State University Airport Stow46
  • Portage County Regional Airport Shalersville Township47

Highwaysedit

Public transitedit

In Summit County, public transportation is available through the METRO Regional Transit Authority48 system, which has a fleet of over two hundred buses and trolleys and operates local routes as well as running commuter buses into downtown Cleveland The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority PARTA49 operates throughout Portage County and also runs an express route connecting the University of Akron with Kent State University

See alsoedit

  • Ohio census statistical areas

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