Akron, Alabama

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Akron is a town in Hale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 521. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 514.[2]. It is part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. Akron has one site on the National Register of Historic Places, the Greek Revival cottage known as Tanglewood.



Akron is located at 32°52′35″N 87°44′28″W / 32.87639°N 87.74111°W / 32.87639; -87.74111 (32.876425, -87.740978)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Nearby cities and communities

Akron lies about halfway between Moundville, Alabama(≈ 10 miles) and Eutaw, Alabama(≈ 8 miles). Interstate 59/20 provides rapid access to Meridian, Mississippi (≈ 70 miles) and Tuscaloosa (≈ 30 miles). Other nearby communities include:Greensboro, Alabama, Demopolis, Alabama and Aliceville, Alabama.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 521 people, 207 households, and 142 families residing in the town. The population density was 939.2 people per square mile (365.7/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 430.8/sq mi (167.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 17.85% White, 81.00% Black or African American, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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