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Welcome to Akron ...

The city of Akron is located in Plymouth County<1>.

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

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Akron has a population of 1,463 people<4> (see below for details).

Akron is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Akron: (712)

The ZIP code for Akron: 51001<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 1,463 people. This is a decrease of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 1,486 people (or 5.95% of the total population of Plymouth County). This makes Akron the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Akron represents 0.05% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,486 people, the population of Akron has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,489 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Akron ...

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

  • Vermillion [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermillion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermillion
    • Vermillion [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermillion<8>
  • Le Mars [Plymouth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Mars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Mars
    • Le Mars [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,081 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Mars
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Mars<8>
  • Hawarden [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawarden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawarden
    • Hawarden [Sioux County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawarden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawarden<8>
  • Elk Point [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
    • Elk Point [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Point<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hinton [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<8>
    • Ponca [Dixon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponca
      • Ponca [Dixon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponca<8>
    • Alcester [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alcester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcester
      • Alcester [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcester<8>
    • Merrill [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrill<8>
    • Ireton [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireton
      • Ireton [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ireton<8>
    • Jefferson [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<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 Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. See our Newspapers 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Plymouth County

About Iowa

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 Plymouth County: www.co.plymouth.ia.us/

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 Plymouth, 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>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - 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 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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akron. 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 Akron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8268, Longitude: -96.5571       In this case, the coordinates for Akron 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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