Akron, Alabama 

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Best Places to Live in Akron, Alabama

College town - West-central Alabama along I-20/I-59, 60 miles west of Birmingham
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Strong economy
-Healthcare
Cons
-Summer heat and humidity
-Educational attainment
-Isolation

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What Bert Has To Say About Tuscaloosa Metro Area

Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama, a large quality institution known among other things for its sports programs, notably football’s “Crimson Tide.” The city has a strong college-town character with the usual entertainment and cultural amenities. For such a college town, the economy has always been fairly diverse, but more recently, the arrival of a Mercedes-Benz plant has done a lot for the city’s economy as well as its image. As found elsewhere in the South, the new auto plant not only brings direct employment but also supports smaller businesses, further strengthening the economy, and that pattern is evident in the strong job statistics.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Hale County
Metro Area: Tuscaloosa Metro Area
City: Akron
Zip Codes: 35441
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 160 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Akron is 8.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Akron jobs have increased by 3.44%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Akron's cost of living is 16.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Akron's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Akron's population is 337 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -27.99%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 5 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Akron is $106,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.03%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Akron public schools spend $8,868 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Akron. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Akron

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ZIP CODES IN AKRON, ALABAMA
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