Akron is a city in and the county seat of Summit County, Ohio, and is currently the fifth-largest city in the entire state of Ohio by total population, as it is home to just over 200,000 residents. Akron is the primary city of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 703,000 residents and spanning two full counties, and is included in the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area, used primarily for census purposes and home to over 3.5 million residents. Akron is known as the “Rubber Capital of the World” for its once-dominance over the American rubber industry.
Founded in 1825, Akron quickly grew into a regional industrial and agricultural center, and grew quickly after its founding. During the American Civil War, Akron was producing tons of oats for the Union Army, and after the end of the war Akron slowly grew into a major manufacturing center in northeastern Ohio. After the turn of the 20th century, Akron’s industry exploded, and for a time Akron was the fastest-growing city in the entire country. Goodyear Tires was founded in Akron during this time, and is still located in the city today, one of its oldest-surviving companies.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Akron tend to reach into the low-to-mid 80’s, typical for the region, while overnight lows often fall down into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s, creating relatively cool and pleasant nights. During the winter months is when things get cold – snow cold – with average highs reaching only into the low-to-mid 40’s and overnight lows often dropping down into the high teens and low 20’s. Snowfall is common in the winter months, with two weeks of snow per month and average accumulation of over a foot of snow each month between December and early March.
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- City of Akron Official Website: http://www.akronohio.gov/
- Akron on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akron,_Ohio
- The Official Guide to Akron: http://www.visitakron-summit.org/
- Akron on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Akron-Ohio.html
Akron Zip Codes Include:
44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44309, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44315, 44316, 44317, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44325, 44326, 44328, 44333, 44372, 44396, 44398