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Ackley, Iowa

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Welcome to Ackley ...

The city of Ackley is primarily located in Hardin County. A portion of Ackley extends into Franklin County.

The location of Ackley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ackley has a population of 1,525 people<2> (see below for details).

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Ackley is described as "Laid out in 1857 by J.W. Ackley."

Ackley is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ackley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ackley is within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Ackley: 50601<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ackley had a population of 1,589 people (or 9.06% of the total population of Hardin County). This makes Ackley the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ackley represents 0.05% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,589 people, the population of Ackley decreased 12.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,809 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ackley had an population of 1,525 people. This is a decrease of 4.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ackley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Alden   [Map]   756   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Allison   [Map]   995   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Aplington   [Map]   1,074   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dumont   [Map]   612   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eldora   [Map]   2,653   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grundy Center   [Map]   2,689   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ackley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Ackley - they are located in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and Washington.

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

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 Ackley. 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 Ackley. 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 Ackley. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ackley ...

Looking for more information about Ackley? 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 Ackley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ackley.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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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 Ackley.

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<3>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section for Ackley.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ackley - 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 city (such as Ackley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ackley 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ackley) 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 Ackley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ackley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ackley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5517, Longitude: -93.0527     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ackley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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