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Welcome to Akron ...

The village of Akron is located in Erie County.

The location of Akron has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Akron has a population of 2,855 people<3> (see below for details).

Akron is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 2018 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 2,855 people. This is a decrease of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.46% 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 have 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.

  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • West Seneca [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
    • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Kenmore [Erie County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Erie County

About New York

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 Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Akron) 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 Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 43.0181, Longitude: -78.4976       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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