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Akron, Colorado

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Welcome to Akron ...

The town of Akron is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Akron has a population of 1,734 people<2> (see below for details).

Akron was incorporated September 22, 1887.

From Place Names in Colorado,<3> the origin of Akron is described as "Greek for 'summit'. So named as it is the highest point on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (C.B.&Q.) Railroad east of Denver."

The community of Akron is 4,650 feet [1,417 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Akron is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Akron lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Akron is within the boundaries of the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Akron: 80720<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 1,702 people (which is 35.36% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Akron the county's most populous community.

The population of Akron represents 0.03% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,702 people, the population of Akron has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,711 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 1,734 people. This is an increase of 1.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Akron.

Communities near Akron ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Akron and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Curtis - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elba - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harmon - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hillrose   [Map]   251   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Midway - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Otis   [Map]   487   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Akron.

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Akron.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akron. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Akron:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...

Looking for more information about Akron? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Washington County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.

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<3>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Akron.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Akron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Akron or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1632, Longitude: -103.2115     [Map].

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