Akron, Ohio - Facts & Figures
Akron is another large Ohio city located near Lake Erie. Its history boasts rapid growth and big industry. In the early 1900s, Akron grew 201.8%, the fastest growing city in the country, due to its stoneware, farming equipment, match, toy and rubber industries. Major companies are located in Akron; Goodyear is headquartered there, and has over the course of time built airships, blimps, dirigibles, and zeppelins in Akron. The city has been nicknamed "Rubber City," "City of Invention," and the "Rubber Capital of the World." Today, more modern twists on old industry, as well as new technology industries fuel Akron's economy. The Goodyear Polymer and National Polymer Innovation Centers are located at the University of Akron campus, which has become an important part of the Polymer Valley. Listed by Newsweek as "one of ten Information Age havens;" Akron has been given the All-America City award three times.
- Population: 198,402
- Industries: Health care; Accommodation and food services; Educational services; Construction ; Public administration; Administrative and support and waste management services; Finance and insurance; Plastics and rubber products; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Metal and metal products
- Area Codes: 330, 234
- ZIP Codes: 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago, IL; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Tallmadge, OH; Portage Lakes, OH; Lakemore, OH; Barberton, OH; Munroe Falls, OH; Silver Lake, OH; Mogadore, OH