Akron, Alabama

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Akron, Alabama

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High Points

Akron strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Akron Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Akron Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Akron Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Akron, Alabama

Comparing Akron to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Akron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 203 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Hale
Standard Zip Codes 35441
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.876
Longitude -87.742

Akron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
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Akron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 521 100%
Male 234 44.9%
Female 287 55.1%
Under 18 153 29.4%
18+ 368 70.6%
65+ 76 14.6%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.15
White 93 17.9%
African-American 422 81%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.5%

Estimated Akron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 514
Growth -7
Growth % -1.3%

Akron Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 97.2%
US/American 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
African 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Akron, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Stewart (35441)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Akron 521 $21,250
Boligee 369 $16,146
Eutaw 1,878 $32,946
Forkland 629 $22,115
Greensboro 2,731 $28,990
Moundville 1,809 $35,719

Akron Public Libraries

Akron Public Library
Akron, Alabama
(205) 372-3148

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Akron High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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