Akron, Iowa

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Akron, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Akron, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 5
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Akron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 51001
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.828
Longitude -96.559

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 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Akron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,489 100%
Male 714 48%
Female 775 52%
Under 18 356 23.9%
18+ 1,133 76.1%
65+ 377 25.3%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,476 99.1%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Akron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,467
Growth -22
Growth % -1.5%

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
German 42.8%
Irish 9.3%
US/American 8.1%
Norwegian 7.8%
English 7.4%
Swedish 5.5%
Dutch 3.9%
Danish 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 1%
Italian 1%
Czech 0.6%
Croatian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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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:

Ruble (51001)

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 1,489 $37,404
Brunsville 146 $47,841
Hawarden 2,478 $44,938
Ireton 585 $44,063
Le Mars 9,237 $47,409
Merrill 754 $50,000
Westfield 189 $35,833

Akron Public Libraries

Akron Public Library
350 REED ST.
Akron, Iowa
(712) 568-2601

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Akron High Schools (2004)

Serves 206 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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