Akron, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 3,978 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 1,857  (46.7%)
Females: 2,121  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17501.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,443 (it was $45,407 in 2000)
Akron:

$50,443
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,984 (it was $19,983 in 2000)

Akron borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $160,438 (it was $112,200 in 2000)
Akron:

$160,438
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $210,333; Detached houses: $240,129; Townhouses or other attached units: $138,798; In 2-unit structures: $168,062; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,465; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,420; Mobile homes: $50,106

Median gross rent in 2013: $792.

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  • Races in Akron, PA (2010)

    Akron races chart
    • 3,57592.2%White alone
    • 1533.9%Hispanic
    • 591.5%Asian alone
    • 461.2%Black alone
    • 350.9%Two or more races
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Akron: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Akron, PA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (43.1%), United States (7.3%), English (6.6%), Swiss (6.6%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,146 people per square mile   (average).

Akron,PA real estate house value index trend

Akron, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Akron:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akron borough:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

236 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe, 1.2% Africa, 1.0% Asia).

This borough:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,943 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,941 (1.8%)

Akron satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (9.7 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (57.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rothsville, PA (1.4 miles ), Ephrata borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Farmersville, PA (1.7 miles ), Leacock-Leola-Bareville, PA (2.2 miles ), Stevens, PA (2.2 miles ), Clay, PA (2.3 miles ), Lititz borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Reamstown, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.16 N, Longitude: 76.20 W

Area code: 717

Akron household income distribution Akron home values distribution

Crime rates in Akron by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010002000000
per 100,000 0.00.024.70.00.00.049.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1000010000201
per 100,000 24.60.00.00.00.024.90.00.00.00.051.10.025.4
Assaults 0200110042662
per 100,000 0.049.30.00.024.924.90.00.098.751.4153.3153.150.9
Burglaries 8101358441065395
per 100,000 196.9246.5321.0123.9199.499.799.5249.1148.0128.676.6229.7127.1
Thefts 20282722313135352223311829
per 100,000 492.1690.2666.7545.4772.5772.5870.6871.9542.8591.6792.0459.4737.4
Auto thefts 0145500122211
per 100,000 0.024.698.8123.9124.60.00.024.949.351.451.125.525.4
Arson 0000202000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.049.80.049.80.00.00.00.025.50.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 42.358.879.641.962.052.284.656.357.848.890.369.660.3

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Crime rate in Akron detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +240 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Akron, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Akron-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Akron borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 16.9 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Akron-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from Akron center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 279.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from Akron center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 325.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Akron topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Akron:

  • MAPLE FARM (604 OAK STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Akron:

  • EPHRATA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • EPHRATA NSG HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • EPHRATA COMM HM CARE HOSPICEPRGM (Hospital, about 3 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • LANDIS HOMES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LITITZ, PA)

Amtrak stations near Akron:

  • 9 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akron:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 10 miles; Lancaster, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 14 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Alvernia University (about 18 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Albright College (about 21 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 27 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public elementary/middle school in Akron:

  • AKRON EL SCH (Students: 364, Location: 125 S 11TH ST, Grades: KG-4)
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Notable location: Akron Volunteer Fire Company Station 1 - 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mount Zion Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Akron: Lloyd H Roland Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Akron Motel (116 S 7th St).

Lancaster 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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.71
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.130. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.130
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  67.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Akron in 2000:

  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Akron, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Akron (2011 data):

  • The Ephrata National Bank: Akron Office Branch at 351 South Seventh Street, branch established on 1999/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $764.1 mil, Deposits: $606.5 mil, headquarters in Ephrata, PA, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Hibshman Trust For Ephrata National Bank Stock, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Akron borough (based on Lancaster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant122,957568
Mainline Protestant71,573192
Catholic51,29220
Other5,53620
Black Protestant2,1638
Orthodox1,6002
None264,324-
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Akron:

54.6%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.0%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Akron:

28.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Akron:

18.7%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Akron:

35.3%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Akron:

61.0%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.2%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Akron, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,514$34,0560$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,540$90,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$31,962$76,7091$480
Police - Other 0$0 11$10,290
Streets and Highways 2$6,869$41,2140$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,332
Water Supply 1$4,123$49,4760$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 12$59,008$59,00815$12,402

Akron government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $179,000 ($45.00)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($16.84)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $470,000 ($118.15)
    General - Other: $426,000 ($107.09)
    Police Protection: $367,000 ($92.26)
    Central Staff Services: $362,000 ($91.00)
    Water Utilities: $234,000 ($58.82)
    Regular Highways: $161,000 ($40.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($13.83)
    Fire Protection: $38,000 ($9.55)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($4.02)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($3.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($3.02)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($1.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($1.01)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.50)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $36,000 ($9.05)
    Benefit Payments: $11,000 ($2.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($5.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($14.58)
    Sewerage: $54,000 ($13.57)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($3.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $502,000 ($126.19)

Akron government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $587,000 ($147.56)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.75)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($1.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($3.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $57,000 ($14.33)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($8.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $316,000 ($79.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $62,000 ($15.59)
    All Other: $51,000 ($12.82)
    General Support: $32,000 ($8.04)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $332,000 ($83.46)
    Property: $259,000 ($65.11)
    NEC: $36,000 ($9.05)

Akron government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $390,000 ($98.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $270,000 ($67.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($11.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $73,000 ($18.35)

Akron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $691,000 ($173.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $517,000 ($129.96)

3.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.15%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chester County, PA  0.28% ($40,704 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.25% ($36,759)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.22% ($42,322)


3.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  0.26% ($37,678 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($39,626)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.21% ($42,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akron:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Akron:

  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLCH (91.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSC FOR EQUL)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFNM (89.1 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Akron:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
Akron fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Akron fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 2014 07:00 PM, High St, Lat: 40.14925, Lon: -76.20500, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 26, 2004 07:35 PM, Sr-1018, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 12, 1995 03:00 PM, S. 9th St, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 1995 02:05 PM, Colonial, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 12,174Total average daily traffic
  • 4,115Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,875Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Akron)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 309 Colonial Dr (Lat: 40.160083 Lon: -76.204111), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNVS987
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/1996, Expiration Date: 03/27/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/27/2001Registrant: Tapsco Inc, 309 Colonial Dr, Akron, PA 17501, Phone: (717) 859-2006

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PL33XC079, 170 Cocalico Creek Road (Lat: 40.133972 Lon: -76.215889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQUE410
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/16/2014, Expiration Date: 06/16/2024, Certifier: Robin J CohenRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2nd Fl, Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 2LA6005B, 10th Street (Lat: 40.155750 Lon: -76.200167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQUW910
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 11/04/2024, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2015, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1489B , Serial Number: 6116, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Irven Justice, 19 Crestview Dr, Akron, PA 17501
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 152SD , Serial Number: 3304, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Veritas Air LLC, 100 S 7th St, Akron, PA 17501
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3907L , Serial Number: 17254076, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Alden P Southwick, 103 Westview Dr, Akron, PA 17501, Other Owners: Janice L Southwick
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4580N , Serial Number: 75-7803, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Alexander W Bock, 309 S 9th St, Akron, PA 17501

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$153,66718$111,61173$132,26016$64,8754$61,7501$36,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$206,0003$102,0006$165,1673$47,3332$95,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$75,00024$125,6256$31,1673$123,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$012$164,1673$92,6671$155,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$102,0000$02$118,5000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0124.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$172,0005$159,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$94,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0124.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Akron and their reported violations in the past:

AKRON BOROUGH (Population served: 4,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 10

Incident types - Akron

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Akron, PA
Most common first names in Akron, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3374.9 years
Mary2778.8 years
Robert2771.2 years
Anna2681.3 years
Paul2375.5 years
Charles2179.6 years
Margaret1979.8 years
William1877.0 years
Helen1881.8 years
Harry1577.6 years
Most common last names in Akron, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2278.4 years
Sweigart1875.6 years
Miller1578.2 years
Martin1474.8 years
Wolf1474.4 years
Adams979.6 years
Weaver971.7 years
Burkholder982.3 years
Wenger981.2 years
Hess872.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Akron, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ethan Allen1Penske1
Kroger1Rodeway Inn1

Akron compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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