Summit County Map

County Facts & Stats

County Statistics

ESTABLISHED: March 3, 1840

Population: 541,228 (2017)

Area: 498.38 square miles

County Seat: City of Akron

This County was named "Summit" because it was the highest point along the Ohio and Erie Canal

Summit County is an urban county and the fourth most populous county in the State of Ohio. 

Akron and Summit County are known internationally for polymer research at the University of Akron's College Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.

Summit County is home to the largest portion of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which ranks consistently in the Top Ten Most Visited U.S. National Parks.