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Welcome to Akron ...

The town of Akron is located in Fulton County.

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Akron has a population of 1,122 people<2> (see below for details).

Akron is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 is within the (574) area code.

The ZIP code for Akron: 46910<4>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 1,076 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 1,122 people. This is a decrease of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.28% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Akron ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Akron and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Argos   [Map]   1,647   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Bourbon   [Map]   1,777   N   18 miles [29 km]
Mentone   [Map]   979   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Manchester   [Map]   5,907   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peru   [Map]   11,061   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rochester   [Map]   6,021   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akron. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Akron.

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Akron.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Akron. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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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 Akron.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Akron. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0388, Longitude: -86.0249     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Akron.