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Town of Akron
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Location of Akron in Fulton County, Indiana.
Location of Akron in Fulton County, Indiana.
Akron is located in Indiana
Location in Indiana
Akron is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Akron is located in North America
Location in North America
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fulton
Township Henry
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
850 ft (259 m)
 • Total 1,125
 • Density 2,450.98/sq mi (946.69/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
Area code 574
FIPS code 18-00748
GNIS ID 430038

Akron is a town in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,167 at the 2010 census.


Akron was originally named Newark by settlers from Newark, Ohio; the name was changed to Akron in 1855, for the Ohio city. It was founded by Dr. Joseph Sippy on July 4, 1836 when he brought a group of settlers to what was then the crossing of the Potawatomi and Miami Indian trails. The first building was constructed where the Methodist church stands now. Dr. Sippy's house, which once stood across the street from Viking Foods, was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Akron from the air, looking west


Akron is located at 41°2′20″N 86°1′29″W / 41.03889°N 86.02472°W / 41.03889; -86.02472 (41.038850, -86.024784). Akron is at the crossroad of SR 14 and SR 19.

According to the 2010 census, Akron has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 193
1910 768
1920 930 21.1%
1930 932 0.2%
1940 990 6.2%
1950 946 −4.4%
1960 958 1.3%
1970 1,019 6.4%
1980 1,045 2.6%
1990 1,001 −4.2%
2000 1,076 7.5%
2010 1,167 8.5%
2020 1,125 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 Census, there were 1,167 people, 411 households, and 296 families living in the town. The population density was 2,537.0 inhabitants per square mile (979.5/km2). There were 472 housing units at an average density of 1,026.1 per square mile (396.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.2% White, 1.9% Native American, 22.5% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.1% of the population.

There were 411 households, of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.40.

The median age in the town was 33 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


The town has a free lending library, the Akron Carnegie Public Library.

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