The small city of Stow, OH is a comfortable, quiet residential town that can be found within the Akron metropolitan area. With the city of Hudson to the north, the city of Kent to the east, and Cuyahoga Falls to the south before you reach Akron, it is far enough away from the busier big city.

Stow was named after its original proprietor, a man named Joshua Stow, who first arrived in the area back in 1796. The city was incorporated a little over a century and a half later in 1960.

Wondering how many people live in Stow, OH? The current Stow population is around 34,700 people, with a median age of 40 years old. Covering slightly more than 17 square miles, the area isn’t overly crowded and provides a comfortable lifestyle for all ages. While large jumps in the locale came during the 1960s and 1970s, growth has slowed since the year 2000 with minimal variations since.

But that may change as Stow recently ranked 11th among the Best Cities to Live in Ohio, a list that rated it highly among 96 other locations across the state.  

Is Stow, OH a good place to live? As a mainly suburban community, you’ll find a handful of great Stow neighborhoods to choose from.

In the northcentral part of town is the comfortable community of Baker’s Glen, along with Quail Highlands which can be found along the border near Kent to the east. And then there are multiple neighborhoods to the south such as Heron Springs and Oakwood, which provide the closest access to Cuyahoga Falls and Akron.

As part of Summit County, the city of Stow covers the zip codes of 44221, 44224, and 44240. People who are looking to get a local phone number will have the Stow area code 330.

Stow, OH also provides multiple convenient shopping locations around town including Walmart, Lowe’s, Target, and Giant Eagle.

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