Akron, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 1,456 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 702  (48.2%)
Females: 754  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51001.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,335 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Akron:

$45,335
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,617 (it was $18,631 in 2000)

Akron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,272 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Akron:

$96,272
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $107,505; Detached houses: $107,721; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,646

Median gross rent in 2013: $495.

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  • Races in Akron, IA (2010)

    Akron races chart
    • 1,44697.3%White alone
    • 130.9%Two or more races
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 70.5%Hispanic
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 40.3%Other race alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Akron: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.4%), Irish (13.2%), United States (7.5%), English (7.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), Dutch (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/7/1882

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,205 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: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akron city:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Akron, Iowa as of July 25, 2016.
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 near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,321 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,590 (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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000

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 September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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)

Public high school in Akron:

  • AKRON WESTFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 850 KERR DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Akron:

  • AKRON WESTFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 850 KERR DR, Grades: PK-5)
  • AKRON WESTFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 850 KERR DR, Grades: 6-8)

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 2013 was 89.4. This is about average.

City:

89.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.152. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.152
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.51
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.342. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.342
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Iowa average:

10.3

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Akron:

50.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Akron:

43.8%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Akron:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Akron:

16.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Akron, IA Residents
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 ($153.85)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($16.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($4.81)
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,615,000 ($1109.20)
    Electric Utilities: $820,000 ($563.19)
    Libraries: $173,000 ($118.82)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($107.14)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($73.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($65.25)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($65.25)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($36.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($34.34)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($33.65)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($33.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($23.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($15.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($13.74)
    Correctional Institutions: $14,000 ($9.62)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($2.75)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($15.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($37.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $14,000 ($9.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($61.81)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($25.41)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($17.17)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($13.74)
    Electric Utilities: $19,000 ($13.05)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($8.24)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($4.81)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,000 ($3.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,755,000 ($1205.36)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,749,000 ($1201.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($84.48)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($71.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($20.60)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($58.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($10.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $69,000 ($47.39)
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($23.35)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($17.17)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,001,000 ($687.50)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($100.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($85.85)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.75)
  • Tax - Property: $402,000 ($276.10)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $130,000 ($89.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000 ($14.42)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000 ($1214.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,576,000 ($1082.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,000 ($132.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000 ($434.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $146,000 ($100.27)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 2,160Total average daily traffic
  • 259Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,213Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • N City Pk (Lat: 42.831667 Lon: -96.556694), Call Sign: WNSP861, Licensee ID: L00006171
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/2015, Expiration Date: 06/25/2025Registrant: City Of Akron Iowa
  • 240 4th St (Lat: 42.818056 Lon: -96.550861), Call Sign: WNVK858
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHzGrant Date: 11/30/2000, Expiration Date: 02/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Lori J HeerenRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 10/09/2021Registrant: Akron Municipal Utilities, Akron, IA 51001, Phone: (712) 568-2041
  • Lat: 42.832667 Lon: -96.549028, Call Sign: WQJH216
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2008, Expiration Date: 09/08/2018, Certifier: Ron FlynnRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Tim PhilipsRegistrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 19734 K13 (Lat: 42.769194 Lon: -96.545500), Call Sign: WQTS578
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.975 MHzGrant Date: 04/03/2014, Expiration Date: 04/03/2024, Certifier: Rick HughesRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/19/2022Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2015, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: DOUGLAS W TAYLOR SPARROWHAWK (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1001S , Serial Number: 1
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas W Taylor, Po Box 771, Akron, IA 51001
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/25/2009
  • Aircraft: GREAT LAKES/FRITZ JOE 2T-1A-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 521K , Serial Number: 2JF, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 07/04/1998
    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: 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: 821K , Serial Number: 82, Year manufactured: 1931
    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

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

  • AKRON, CITY OF (Population served: 1,486, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Businesses in Akron, IA

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Ford: 1

Akron compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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