Area Code 234

Where Is Area Code 234?

Updated: September 26th 2018

Area code 234 is the area code for a portion of northeastern Ohio. Area code 234 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 11 counties of Ohio. Area code 234 was put into service on October 30, 2000, and was created as an overlay of area code 330.

Akron is the fifth most populous city in Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Akron is located in the Great Lakes region on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau. Akron has rolling hills and varied terrain while the Ohio and Erie Canal passes through the city. Akron has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Akron has been given several nicknames including “Rubber Capital of the World” and “City of Invention.” Going back in history, Akron was laid out in 1825. The majority of the early residents were Irish laborers employed to build the Ohio and Erie Canal. Summit County was formed in 1840 and Akron became the county seat one year later. Butchel College was founded in 1870 and then renamed the University of Akron in 1913. Akron was incorporated as a city in 1865 and was given the nickname “Summit City” in 1889. The Riot of 1900 was Akron’s worst riot and Ohio’s worst riot; city officials were assaulted, two children were accidently killed, and three buildings were blown up. During the 20th century, Akron became the “Rubber Capital of the World” when four major tire companies were headquartered in the city. By the end of the 20th century, both the tire and rubber industries experienced major decline, which led to a decline in population. Today Akron has shifted its attention to research in polymers, with much of the research focused at the University of Akron.

Akron has a population of 199,110 and the racial makeup of the city is 62.2% White, 31.5% African American, 2.1% Asian, and 2.1% Hispanic (2010 Census). Unfortunately Akron is a dangerous city to reside in.

When it comes to the economy, it was in Akron that the tire and rubber industry got their start; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is currently headquartered in Akron. Akron is home to almost half of Ohio’s polymer industries, which makes Akron the polymer manufacturing center of the country. Lock 3 is Akron’s hub for entertainment; it is a park in downtown Akron that is commonly used for special events, festivals, and live musical performances. Points of interest in the city include the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Akron Zoo, the Akron Civic Theatre, the Akron Art Museum, and the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.

Major Cities In Area Code 234

Akron

Canton

Youngstown

Cuyahoga Falls

Warren

Canton is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Stark County. Canton has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Canton is known as the birthplace of American professional football. One of Canton’s more famous residents is William McKinley; while living in Canton, he conducted a front porch campaign that got him elected as the 25th President of the United States. Going back in history, Bezaleel Wells founded Canton in 1805; he named it after Canton, China. During the first half of the 19th century, Canton did not experience much growth because of its distance from transportation routes. Post-American Civil War, Canton developed into an important agricultural and manufacturing center. During the 20th century, the manufacturing industry declined and Canton turned towards a service economy, including education, finance, healthcare, and retail. Today Canton has a population of 73,007 and the racial makeup of the city is 69.1% White, 24.2% African American, 3.6% Hispanic, and 0.3% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Canton has a very high crime rate, placing it among the top ten most dangerous cities in Ohio. When it comes to the arts, Canton has a growing and thriving arts district centrally located in downtown Canton. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is the largest annual festival in Canton and includes a parade, a fashion show, a ribs competition, and fireworks. Points of interest in the city include the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, the Canton Classic Car Museum, the Canton Palace Theatre, and the Canton Museum of Art.

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