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A Taste of Akron, Ohio

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT AKRON?

  1. Akron is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Summit County. It is located in the Great Lakes region approximately 39 miles south of Lake Erie along the Little Cuyahoga River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 199,110.

  2. Co-founded by Paul Williams and surveyor of the Connecticut Western Reserve General Simon Perkins, Akron was settled in 1825 as a strategic point at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal.

  3. Residents of Akron are referred to as "Akronites". Nicknames for the city include "The Rubber City" and "City of Invention".

  4. At one time home to all four major tire makers (Goodrich, Goodyear, Firestone, General Tire), it also gained the nickname "Tire City".

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $31,835, and the median income for a family was $39,381.

  6. In Highland Square, Akron hosts a convergence of art, music, and community annually called Art in the Square, a festival featuring local artists and musicians.

  7. Akron has a humid continental climate, with cold but changeable winters, wet, cool springs, warm (sometimes hot) and humid summers, and cool, rather dry autumns.

Radio Stations
WRMU 91.1 FM Alliance, OH University of Mount Union Jazz
WDJQ 92.5 FM Alliance, OH Top-40
WZAK 93.1 FM Cleveland, OH Urban Contemporary
WAKS 96.5 FM Akron, OH Top-40
WHOT 101.1 FM Youngstown, OH Top-40
WENZ 107.9 FM Cleveland, OH Hip Hop
WKNR 850 AM Cleveland, OH Sports
WTAM 1100 AM Cleveland, OH News/Talk
WJMO 1300 AM Cleveland, OH Gospel Music
WARF 1350 AM Akron, OH Sports

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Demographics of Akron, Ohio

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

67.22%

28.48%

0.26%

1.50%

1.16%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Akron, Ohio


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Beauty Inc-Urban Hair Retreat -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   511 West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44302-1403 (330) 434-8664  - (visit website)

  2. Bessay -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1718 Merriman Rd., Akron, OH 44313 (330) 836-6999

  3. New Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   143 E. Mapledale Ave. Akron, OH 44301 (330) 786-9218

  4. The Hair Club -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3078 Wadsworth Rd., Akron, OH 44303 (330) 706-3557

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Jamaica Mall -  Category: African-American Goods -   1595 S Hawkins Ave, Akron, OH 44320, Akron, OH 44320 (330) 864-9223

  2. North Hill African Market -  Category: African-American Goods -   212 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310 (330) 374-1168

  3. The Akron Reporter -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1134 South Main Street, Post Office Box 2042, Akron, OH, 44309 (330) 535-7061

  4. Tony T Wireless Tech & Gadgets -  Category: Wireless -  We offer pre paid wireless sales and service. We also sell cellphones, tablets and accessories. We also offer bill paying,and copying services.   - 432 E South St Akron, OH (330) 536-3554

  5. 100 Black Men of Greater Akron, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -  President: Mr. Michael J. Irby  - P. O. Box 1362 Akron, OH 44309   - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: Comfort Food -   76 Rothrock Loop, Akron, OH 44321 (330) 666-0279  - (visit website)

  2. Smoke N Joes BBQ -  Category: BBQ -   700 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310 (330) 929-7427

  3. Soul Delicious -  Category: Soul Food -   2245 East Ave, Akron, OH 44314 (330) 848-1833

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


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Jobs from Indeed


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CHURCHES



  1. Mount Calvary Baptist Church -  442 Bell Street Akron, OH 44304 (330) 253-3711

  2. Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church -  180 Edward Ave. Akron, OH 44310 (330) 753-6265

  3. New Hope Baptist Church -  1706 South Hawkins Avenue Akron, Ohio 44320 (330) 865-9472 - (visit website)

  4. Wesley Temple AME Zion Church -  104 N. Prospect St. Akron, OH 44304 (330) 434-5800 - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Northside Bar & Grille -  Category: Blues/Jazz Club -   111 N. Main St., Akron, OH, 44308 (330) 434-0611

  2. Rosarita Cantina Jazz Club -  Category:Restaurant Blues/Jazz Club -   566 White Pond Drive, Akron, OH, 44320 (330) 867-7482

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Akron African Cultural Festival
    (July)   Held at Lane Field in Akronís Third Ward - Akron, Ohio   - (visit website)

    This event is for two days.


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