Akron, Iowa

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Akron is a city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,489 at the 2000 census.



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)[1], along the Big Sioux River.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% 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% who 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.


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