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Welcome to Akron ...

The town of Akron is located in Fulton 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 1,105 people<4> (see below for details).

Akron is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Akron lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Akron (for example, toward Wheatfield), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Akron lies within the (574) area code.

The ZIP code for Akron: 46910<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 1,105 people. This is a decrease of 5.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 1,167 people (or 5.6% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Akron the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Akron represents 0.02% of the population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 279th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,167 people, the population of Akron increased 8.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,076 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, 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.

Communities near Akron ...

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

  • Peru [Miami County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Miami County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,023 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peru<8>
  • Wabash [Wabash County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wabash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabash
    • Wabash [Wabash County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,941 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabash
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wabash<8>
  • Rochester [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,994 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<8>
  • North Manchester [Wabash County]
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    • Winona Lake [Kosciusko County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona Lake
      • Winona Lake [Kosciusko County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona Lake<8>
    • Bourbon [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
      • Bourbon [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,754 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bourbon<8>
    • Argos [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argos
      • Argos [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argos<8>
    • Mentone [Kosciusko County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentone
      • Mentone [Kosciusko County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mentone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mentone<8>
    • Silver Lake [Kosciusko County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Kosciusko County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 923 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Lake<8>
    • Etna Green [Kosciusko County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etna Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etna Green
      • Etna Green [Kosciusko County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etna Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etna Green<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 ...

Communities in Indiana

About Fulton County

About Indiana

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 Fulton County: www.co.fulton.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Fulton, 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 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.
<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 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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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 (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: 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: 41.0388, Longitude: -86.0249       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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