Barberton has the 1184th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Barberton is part of the Akron metro area. 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 Barberton is below average at $44,990, and the median cost of a home in Barberton is $85,400, which is below the national average. 12% of workers in Barberton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Barberton. 87% of Barberton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Barberton spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.