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Welcome to Ackley ...

The city of Ackley is primarily located in Hardin County<1>. A portion of Ackley extends into Franklin County.

The location of Ackley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ackley has a population of 1,498 people<3> (see below for details).

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<4> 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.<5>.

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

Ackley lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Ackley: 50601<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ackley had an population of 1,498 people. This is a decrease of 5.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ackley had a population of 1,589 people (which is 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Ackley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ackley.

  • Iowa Falls [Hardin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iowa Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa Falls
    • Iowa Falls [Hardin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Ackley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,059 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa Falls<8>
  • Hampton [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Ackley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<8>
  • Grundy Center [Grundy County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grundy Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy Center
    • Grundy Center [Grundy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Ackley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy Center<8>
  • Eldora [Hardin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldora
    • Eldora [Hardin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Ackley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldora<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parkersburg [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<8>
    • Aplington [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aplington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aplington
      • Aplington [Butler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aplington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aplington<8>
    • Allison [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison
      • Allison [Butler County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allison<8>
    • Alden [Hardin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Hardin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alden<8>
    • Wellsburg [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsburg
      • Wellsburg [Grundy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsburg<8>
    • Dumont [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumont
      • Dumont [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Ackley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumont<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ackley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ackley.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ackley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ackley. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Hardin County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Hardin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ackley.
<4>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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ackley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>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 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, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Ackley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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