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Akron, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Akron had a population of 3,991 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Akron, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,991
Daytime Population: Workers 1,192
Daytime Population: Residents 1,848
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 3,986
Population in Familes 3,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 3,254
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $55,334
Average Household Income $68,690
Per Capita Income $28,868


Total Housing Units 1,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 614 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $176,832
Average Home Value $187,876


Total Households 1,676
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,127
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.49%
Households 0.33% 0.41%
Families 0.2% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 342 81st
Population Density # 372 79th
Diversity Index # 488 72nd
Median Household Income # 653 63rd
Per Capita Income # 609 65th

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