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Welcome to Akron ...
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>.
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.
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.
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019