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Welcome to Akan ...

The Town of Akan is located in Richland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Akan has a population of 390 people<3> (see below for details).

Akan is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Akan is within the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akan had an population of 390 people. This is a decrease of 3.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Akan had a population of 403 people. This makes Akan the county's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 403 people, the population of Akan decreased 9.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 444 people).

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

Communities near Akan ...

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

  • Richland Center [Richland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richland Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland Center
    • Richland Center [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Akan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,951 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland Center
  • Boscobel [Grant County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boscobel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boscobel
    • Boscobel [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Akan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boscobel
  • Buena Vista [Richland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Akan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,820 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
  • Richland [Richland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Akan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Muscoda [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscoda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscoda
      • Muscoda [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscoda
    • Franklin [Vernon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Vernon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Clayton [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Webster [Vernon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Vernon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Muscoda [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscoda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscoda
      • Muscoda [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscoda
    • La Farge [Vernon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Farge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Farge
      • La Farge [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Akan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Farge

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 Akan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akan. 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 Akan.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akan ...

Looking for more information about Akan? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Akan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Akan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Richland, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akan - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akan) 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 Akan. 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 Akan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3316, Longitude: -90.6051       In this case, the coordinates for Akan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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