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"The peaceful valley of opportunity"
Location of Akron, Iowa
Location of Akron, Iowa
Akron, Iowa is located in Iowa
Akron, Iowa
Akron, Iowa
Location in Iowa
Akron, Iowa is located in the United States
Akron, Iowa
Akron, Iowa
Location in the United States
Akron, Iowa is located in North America
Akron, Iowa
Akron, Iowa
Location in North America
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Plymouth
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Total 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Land 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,142 ft (348 m)
 • Total 1,558
 • Density 1,264.61/sq mi (488.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-00775
GNIS feature ID 0454109

Akron is a city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,558 at the 2020 census.


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.Akron is considered the northern gateway to the Loess Hills and the Loess Hills Scenic Byway. These unique hills made up of windblown soil stretch southward from Akron toward St. Joseph, Missouri.


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%
2020 1,558 +4.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Akron, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,486 people, 625 households, and 407 families living 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.


Public education in the city is operated by Akron–Westfield Community School District, which includes Akron–Westfield Senior High School. The district formed on July 1, 1981, as a merger of the Akron and Westfield school districts.

Notable people

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