Akron, NY

Akron profile

Living in Akron

Akron is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,856 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Akron is the 472nd largest community in New York. Akron has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Akron is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Akron is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Akron who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), maintenance occupations (10.15%), and management occupations (7.33%).

Also of interest is that Akron has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Overall, Akron’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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: 28.42% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Akron in 2018 was $36,316, 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 $145,264 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Akron include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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