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Akron, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Akron had a population of 3,976 as of July 1, 2016. Akron ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Akron is located at latitude 40.1578 and longitude -76.2034 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Akron (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Borough of Akron (GNIS ID: 1215332) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,976
Population in Households 3,971
Population in Familes 3,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 3,242
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,672
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,060 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 612 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $176,253
Average Home Value $186,158


Median Household Income $52,927
Average Household Income $65,074
Per Capita Income $27,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.47%
Households 0.35% 0.45%
Families 0.19% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akron to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 345 80th
Population Density1 # 365 79th
Diversity Index2 # 503 72nd
Median Household Income # 685 61st
Per Capita Income # 608 66th

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