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Akron, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Akron had a population of 1,551 as of July 1, 2018. Akron ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Akron is located at latitude 42.8267 and longitude -96.557 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Akron (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Akron (GNIS ID: 2393896) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Akron is located within Township of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Akron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Akron, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,551
Population in Households 1,524
Population in Familes 1,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,254
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $53,790
Average Household Income $72,657
Per Capita Income $29,708


Total Housing Units 733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $117,634
Average Home Value $152,648


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.52%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 1.0% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Akron, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akron to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 203 80th
Population Density # 178 82nd
Diversity Index # 327 68th
Median Household Income # 584 42nd
Per Capita Income # 428 58th

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