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Akron has the 100th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Akron area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Akron has the 77th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Akron is below average at $44,990, and the median cost of a home in Akron is $125,600, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Akron hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Akron. 87% of Akron workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Akron spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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1040 E Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44310