Akron, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,461 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 676  (46.3%)
Females: 785  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51001.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,900 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Akron:

$43,900
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,229 (it was $18,631 in 2000)

Akron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,123 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Akron:

$129,123
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,020; detached houses: $124,651; townhouses or other attached units: $115,618

Median gross rent in 2017: $613.

March 2019 cost of living index in Akron: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Akron, IA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Akron, Iowa as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Akron is 499 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (48.7%), American (11.2%), Norwegian (5.3%), English (5.2%), Swedish (4.9%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/7/1882

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,209 people per square mile   (low).

Akron, Iowa map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,558 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,667 (1.5%)

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)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 96.56 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Akron, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Akron, IA in 2017
Akron satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $246,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $246,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $175,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Akron, IA residents
Average permit cost in Akron, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Akron, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Food (8.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Food (10.9%)
  • Truck transportation (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (12.0%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Akron, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Akron, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Akron, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Akron:

Marital status in Akron, IA
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Akron:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Akron
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Akron, IA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

16.6%
Iowa:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 66$90,786$16,5070$0
Electric Power 4$13,472$40,4160$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,790$34,7400$0
Water Supply 2$5,175$31,0500$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,580$45,4800$0
Local Libraries 1$2,434$29,2082$1,703
Health 1$3,494$41,9287$4,900
Streets and Highways 1$3,388$40,6560$0
Sewerage 1$2,066$24,7920$0
Totals for Government 80$134,185$20,1289$6,603

Akron government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $391,000 ($267.62)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($79.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($35.59)
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,587,000 ($1770.70)
    Electric Utilities: $1,298,000 ($888.43)
    Police Protection: $181,000 ($123.89)
    Health - Other: $172,000 ($117.73)
    Financial Administration: $139,000 ($95.14)
    Water Utilities: $138,000 ($94.46)
    Libraries: $111,000 ($75.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000 ($75.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($73.24)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($71.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($52.02)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($39.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($20.53)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($19.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000 ($13.00)
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000 ($8.90)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $179,000 ($122.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $112,000 ($76.66)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($54.07)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($4.11)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($4.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.68)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $626,000 ($428.47)

Akron government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,011,000 ($2060.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $131,000 ($89.66)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($85.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($31.49)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($13.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $211,000 ($144.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $120,000 ($82.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $223,000 ($152.64)
    Rents: $6,000 ($4.11)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($4.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,571,000 ($1075.29)
    Water Utilities: $175,000 ($119.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $184,000 ($125.94)
    Other: $20,000 ($13.69)
  • Tax - Property: $675,000 ($462.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $155,000 ($106.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $22,000 ($15.06)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.74)

Akron government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,939,000 ($4065.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,655,000 ($3870.64)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $930,000 ($636.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $646,000 ($442.16)

Akron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,969,000 ($2032.17)

5.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.22% ($48,398 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.47% ($39,646)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Woodbury County, IA  1.79% ($51,414 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,472)
to Polk County, IA  0.27% ($67,444)

Businesses in Akron, IA

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Ford: 1

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:

Jun 22, 2000 05:25 PM, Sr-12, Lat: 42.822475, Lon: -96.564524, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 1998 01:05 PM, Sr-3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 1998 08:48 AM, Dakota Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 35.6mTotal length
  • 6,380Total average daily traffic
  • 812Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,380Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Akron, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Akron, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Akron, IA)

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, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2015, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: DOUGLAS W TAYLOR SPARROWHAWK (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1001S , Serial Number: 1, Certificate Issue Date: 07/17/2012
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/06/2014
    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. UPRI MARK III (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 821K , Serial Number: 82, Year manufactured: 1931, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2009
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2009
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/19/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard A Brooks, Box 765, Akron, IA 51001

2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 35 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Akron, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (79.6%), and Structure Fires (14.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Akron, IA
    • 12979.6%Outside Fires
    • 2414.8%Structure Fires
    • 74.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Akron, IA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Akron, IA
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Akron, IA
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 38.9%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used


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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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