Akron, Iowa

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Akron, Iowa
City
Motto: "The peaceful valley of opportunity"
Location of Akron, Iowa
Location of Akron, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°49′31″N 96°33′24″W / 42.82528°N 96.55667°W / 42.82528; -96.55667Coordinates: 42°49′31″N 96°33′24″W / 42.82528°N 96.55667°W / 42.82528; -96.55667
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Plymouth
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Harold Higman, Jr.
Area[1]
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,486
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,469
 • Density 1,218.0/sq mi (470.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51001
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-00775
GNIS feature ID 0454109
Website City of Akron

Akron is a city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,486 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Akron is located at 42°49′31″N 96°33′24″W / 42.82528°N 96.55667°W / 42.82528; -96.55667 (42.825289, -96.556582),[4] along the Big Sioux River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1890 494 —    
1900 1,029 +108.3%
1910 1,130 +9.8%
1920 1,324 +17.2%
1930 1,304 −1.5%
1940 1,314 +0.8%
1950 1,251 −4.8%
1960 1,351 +8.0%
1970 1,324 −2.0%
1980 1,517 +14.6%
1990 1,450 −4.4%
2000 1,489 +2.7%
2010 1,486 −0.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,486 people, 625 households, and 407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,218.0 inhabitants per square mile (470.3 /km2). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 575.4 per square mile (222.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 625 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,489 people, 667 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,232.4 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 707 housing units at an average density of 585.1 per square mile (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.34% African American, 0.07% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

23.9% were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $37,404. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $21,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,631. About 6.2% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in the city is operated by Akron-Westfield Community School District, which includes Akron Westfield High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ DeLorme (1998). Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-214-5
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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