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Akron, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Akron is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 40.1644 and longitude -103.2207. Washington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,659 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Akron, but most people and references simply refer to it as Akron, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Akron indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Akron (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Akron, CO Boundary Map


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Akron, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,716
Population in Households 1,550
Population in Familes 1,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density1 653
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 866 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $106,510
Average Home Value $134,305
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,087
Average Household Income $47,930
Per Capita Income $20,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.46%
Households 0.46% 0.68%
Families 1.02% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Akron, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akron to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 171 63rd
Population Density1 # 249 46th
Diversity Index2 # 294 36th
Median Household Income # 386 16th
Per Capita Income # 368 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.