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Welcome to Akron ...

The village of Akron is located in Erie County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Akron, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

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 2,850 people<4> (see below for details).

Akron is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Akron: (716)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 2,850 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 2,868 people. This makes Akron the county's 36th most populous community.

The population of Akron represents 0.01% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 715th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,868 people, the population of Akron decreased 7.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,085 people).

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

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, 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.

  • North Tonawanda
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
    • North Tonawanda is located in Niagara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on North Tonawanda
  • Lockport
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Kenmore
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Depew
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Tonawanda
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Batavia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Lancaster
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • East Aurora
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Aurora
    • East Aurora is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,165 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on East Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Aurora <6>
  • Medina
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Williamsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
    • Williamsville is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,171 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Williamsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville <6>

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. Our list includes 7 papers. 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.

Adding Akron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Akron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Akron was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Akron in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Akron.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, 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 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 village'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>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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