For population 25 years and over in Akron:
For population 15 years and over in Akron town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (25.8 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (70.0 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (500.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Stewart-Akron, AL (1.4 miles) , Sawyerville, AL (2.9 miles) , Eutaw, AL (3.0 miles ), Moundville, AL (3.3 miles ), Union, AL (3.5 miles ), Fosters, AL (3.8 miles) , Mount Herman Valley, AL (3.8 miles) , Greensboro, AL (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 32.88 N, Longitude: 87.74 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 205
Work and jobs in Akron: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Akron, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Akron-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/16/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Akron town center killed 11 people and injured 144 people and caused $13 million in damages.
On 2/23/1975, a category F4 tornado 16.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Akron-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from Akron center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from Akron center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hale County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Public high school in Akron:
See full list of schools located in Akron, School District: HALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 20.4. This is about average. There were 30 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.272. This is better than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.93. This is better than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Akron and their reported violations in the past:AKRON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 729, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.9%
(55.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.6% for Black residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Akron compared to Alabama state average:
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Religion statistics for Akron town (based on Hale County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.52%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,786 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,787 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Akron fatal accident list:
Feb 20, 1999 06:45 PM, 5002, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 1992 05:00 PM, 5017, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 13, 1986 07:00 AM, 5009, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 17, 1977 02:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
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