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Akron, Iowa

Akron, Iowa
City
Motto: "The peaceful valley of opportunity"
Location of Akron, Iowa
Location of Akron, Iowa
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Plymouth
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Harold Higman, Jr.
Area[1]
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,486
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,469
 • Density 1,218.0/sq mi (470.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51001
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-00775
GNIS feature ID 0454109
Website City of Akron
Akron honor guard in 1921 for Private Albert E. Hoschler, the first from Akron to enlist in the World War I, and the first from Akron killed in battle in France (on March 5th, 1918).[4]

Akron is a city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,486 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Education 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,486 people, 625 households, and 407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,218.0 inhabitants per square mile (470.3/km2). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 575.4 per square mile (222.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 625 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,489 people, 667 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,232.4 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 707 housing units at an average density of 585.1 per square mile (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.34% African American, 0.07% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

23.9% were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $37,404. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $21,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,631. About 6.2% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public education in the city is operated by Akron-Westfield Community School District, which includes Akron Westfield High School.

A view of Reed Street at Second Street in Akron, 1908
A view of Reed Street at Second Street in Akron, 1908

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "Pvt. Albert E. Hoschler". IAGenWeb. Retrieved April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  7. ^ "Alan Heeger - Biographical". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Representative J. Henry Lucken". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Representative Frank J. Swanson". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 2015. 
  10. ^ O'Connor, J.J.; Robertson, E.F. "Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler". University of St Andrews Scotland. Retrieved April 2015. 

External links

  • The Akron Hometowner Website
  • The Akron Hometowner - Local newspaper
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