Akron, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 1,464 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 683  (46.7%)
Females: 781  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51001.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,778 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Akron:

$47,778
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,810 (it was $18,631 in 2000)

Akron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,674 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Akron:

$94,674
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,217; Detached houses: $98,394; Townhouses or other attached units: $178,048; In 2-unit structures: $114,922; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,168; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,066; Mobile homes: $26,486

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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Akron races chart
  • White alone - 1,446 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

Races in Akron detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Akron: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.8%), Irish (14.0%), English (7.3%), United States (6.7%), Dutch (5.3%), Norwegian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/7/1882

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,212 people per square mile   (low).

Akron,IA real estate house value index trend

Akron, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Akron:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akron city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Akron, Iowa as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Akron to the number of sex offenders is 735 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,183 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,444 (1.6%)

Akron satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (24.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (111.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (458.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westfield, IA (2.3 miles) , Chatsworth, IA (2.6 miles) , Richland, SD (2.6 miles) , Elk Point, SD (3.4 miles ), Hawarden, IA (3.6 miles ), Craig, IA (3.7 miles) , Alcester, SD (3.8 miles ), Brunsville, IA (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 96.56 W

Area code: 712

Akron household income distribution Akron home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Work and jobs in Akron: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Akron, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Akron-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Akron city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Akron-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from Akron center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from Akron center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 714.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Akron topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Akron:

  • AKRON CARE CENTER, INC (121 SOUTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Akron:

  • WEL-HOME HEALTH OF ELK POINT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • HAWARDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • HASS HILLCREST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • MORNINGSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALCESTER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akron:

  • University of South Dakota (about 19 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 26 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 47 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 69 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Buena Vista University (about 70 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 96 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Library in Akron:

  • AKRON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $94,315; Location: 350 REED ST; 11,677 books; 213 audio materials; 623 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 73 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Akron: Akron (A), Akron Country Club (B), Farmers Co-operative Elevator (C), Siouxland Paramedics Akron Station (D), Akron Volunteer Fire Department (E), Akron Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Akron include: First Church of Christ (A), Immanuel Lutheran Church (B), Wesley United Methodist Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.9. This is about average.

City:

87.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.145. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.145
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.73
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.340. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.340
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.56. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.56
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Akron that have no violations reported:

  • AKRON, CITY OF (Population served: 1,486, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.7%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Akron, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Akron compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Akron (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Akron Location at 71 Hardy St, branch established on 1999/03/11. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • The Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa: Akron Branch at 251 Reed Street, branch established on 1904/06/01. Info updated 2010/05/14: Bank assets: $716.9 mil, Deposits: $539.3 mil, headquarters in Sioux City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Security National Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Akron travel time to work - commute Akron mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Akron city (based on Plymouth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.40%
Here: 74.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents47.6%18.6%11.4%10.9%2.9%
Congregations20.4%18.4%18.4%8.2%6.1%
NameChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.4%1.3%2.4%
Congregations2.0%2.0%6.1%4.1%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Plymouth County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Plymouth County:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,024$30,1441$1,003
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,540$57,2401$319
Streets and Highways 1$3,332$39,9841$108
Welfare 18$50,577$33,71839$49,016
Sewerage 1$1,773$21,2760$0
Water Supply 2$4,457$26,7420$0
Electric Power 3$9,589$38,3560$0
Local Libraries 1$2,108$25,2962$1,275
Totals for Government 30$86,400$34,56044$51,721

Akron government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $224,000 ($153.01)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($16.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($4.78)
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,615,000 ($1103.14)
    Electric Utilities: $820,000 ($560.11)
    Libraries: $173,000 ($118.17)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($106.56)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($73.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($64.89)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($64.89)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($36.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($34.15)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($33.47)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($33.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($23.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($15.71)
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($13.66)
    Correctional Institutions: $14,000 ($9.56)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($2.73)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($15.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($36.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $14,000 ($9.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($61.48)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($25.27)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($17.08)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($13.66)
    Electric Utilities: $19,000 ($12.98)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($8.20)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($4.78)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,000 ($3.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,755,000 ($1198.77)

Akron government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,749,000 ($1194.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($84.02)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($71.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($20.49)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($58.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($10.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $69,000 ($47.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($23.22)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($17.08)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,001,000 ($683.74)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($100.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($85.38)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.73)
  • Tax - Property: $402,000 ($274.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $130,000 ($88.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000 ($14.34)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.73)

Akron government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000 ($1208.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,576,000 ($1076.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,000 ($131.83)

Akron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000 ($432.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $146,000 ($99.73)

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Woodbury County, IA  1.63% ($35,648 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,400)
from Union County, SD  0.17% ($32,176)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.43% ($32,957 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.38% ($24,351)
to Polk County, IA  0.20% ($44,050)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akron:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Akron:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Akron:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Akron fatal accident list:

Oct 4, 1998 08:48 AM, Dakota Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Akron)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • N City Pk (Lat: 42.831667 Lon: -96.556694), Call Sign: WNSP861, Licensee ID: L00006171
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2005, Expiration Date: 06/25/2015
    Registrant: City Of Akron Iowa
  • 240 4th St (Lat: 42.818056 Lon: -96.550861), Call Sign: WNVK858
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/30/2000, Expiration Date: 02/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Lori J Heeren
    Registrant: Akron Mercy Medical Clniic, 321 Mill St, Akron, IA 51001, Phone: (712) 568-2411, Fax: (712) 568-2849, Email:
  • 100 Reed St (Lat: 42.826389 Lon: -96.547806), Call Sign: WNHF207, Licensee ID: L00006171
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 10/09/2021
    Registrant: Akron Municipal Utilities, Akron, IA 51001, Phone: (712) 568-2041
  • Lat: 42.832667 Lon: -96.549028, Call Sign: WQJH216
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2008, Expiration Date: 09/08/2018, Certifier: Ron Flynn
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Lat: 42.746944 Lon: -96.559472, Call Sign: WQRD450
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Tim Philips
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 42.816667 Lon: -96.550306), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNE511
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/19/2022
    Registrant: City Of Akron, 220 Reed St., Akron, IA 51001, Phone: (712) 568-2041, Fax: (712) 568-2122, Email:
  • RUBLE, Int Of Hwy 3 & K18 Go S 1/2 Mi (Lat: 42.798611 Lon: -96.466389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPOQ338
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Akron)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: A.C.E. UPRI MARK III (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 435RF , Serial Number: 82, Year manufactured: 1931
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley L Taylor, Po Box 771, Akron, IA 51001
  • Aircraft: SEES PIETENPOL AIR CAMPER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6350 , Serial Number: DS1, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard A Brooks, Box 765, Akron, IA 51001
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78306 , Serial Number: 2306, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley L Taylor, Po Box 771, Akron, IA 51001
  • Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: A.C.E. HIDR MARK III (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 866K , Serial Number: 127, Year manufactured: 1930
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley L Taylor, Po Box 771, Akron, IA 51001

Most common first names in Akron, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3478.9 years
William1981.9 years
Henry1782.4 years
Anna1786.0 years
Harold1374.1 years
Mary1381.6 years
James1376.7 years
Helen1383.8 years
Margaret1288.1 years
Walter1277.3 years
Most common last names in Akron, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2574.9 years
Klemme2179.0 years
Johnson2084.1 years
Frerichs1479.5 years
Ross1487.5 years
Smith1375.9 years
Willer1377.2 years
Miller1180.3 years
Taylor1080.2 years
Welch1078.9 years

Businesses in Akron, IA

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Ford: 1

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