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Akron, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Akron had a population of 1,758 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Akron is located at latitude 40.1644 and longitude -103.2207 in Washington County. 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. Washington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,659 feet.

The Town of Akron (GNIS ID: 2412340) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Akron is located within Akron Division of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Akron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Akron, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,758
Population in Households 1,593
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 670
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 727
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $98,366
Average Home Value $122,791


Median Household Income $38,426
Average Household Income $52,098
Per Capita Income $23,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.68%
Households 0.45% 0.65%
Families 0.88% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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, 2016 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 # 173 62nd
Population Density1 # 245 47th
Diversity Index2 # 301 34th
Median Household Income # 373 19th
Per Capita Income # 351 24th

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