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Akron: The name "Akron" was derived from a Greek work meaning "high." History of Akron
State Ohio
County Summit
Current Population

199,110 (2010 census)
198,549 (2012, estimate)

City size: 62.03 square miles (2010)
Founded 1825
Weather: Moderate: (
Spring-Summer-Fall average 63.5 degrees
Fall-Winter-Spring average 35.9 degrees
Best Nickname: University of Akron "Zips"
10 million people live within a 150-mile radius of Akron
50% of American population live within a 500-mile radius of Akron
Fifth largest city in Ohio
Home of the Akron Aeros, the Cleveland Indians AA minor league baseball team.
Home to the Ohio Ballet
Home to the Akron Symphony Orchestra
Once known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," now a world-renowned center for polymer research and development. There are 400 polymer-related companies located in the Akron area.
Akron ranked third nationally in manufacturing job growth (2011),
Newsweek listed Akron 5th of ten high-tech havens in 2001. In 2008 "City of Invention" was added to the seal when the All-America City Award was received for the 3rd time.

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