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Location of Akron in Tuscola County, Michigan
Location of Akron in Tuscola County, Michigan
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Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total 402
 • Estimate 
 • Density 398.09/sq mi (153.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-00700
GNIS feature ID 2397920

Akron is a village in Tuscola County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 402 at the 2010 census.

The village is located on the boundary between Akron Township on the north and Fairgrove Township on the south, with the village area approximately evenly split between the two. The Akron post office, with ZIP code 48701, also serves the southern and western portions of Akron Township, as well as portions of northern Fairgrove Township, most of eastern Wisner Township, and smaller portions of western Columbia Township and Almer Township.


Akron was setltled by Charles H. Beach in 1854. It was originally known as Beach's Corners. It was renamed Akron at the time a post office was established in 1857.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 505
1930 441 −12.7%
1940 413 −6.3%
1950 431 4.4%
1960 503 16.7%
1970 525 4.4%
1980 538 2.5%
1990 421 −21.7%
2000 461 9.5%
2010 402 −12.8%
2019 (est.) 375 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 402 people, 160 households, and 105 families residing in the village. The population density was 427.7 inhabitants per square mile (165.1/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 193.6 per square mile (74.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 160 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 34.8 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

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