Akron, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Akron: Borough in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

About

Akron is a city located in the county of Lancaster in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,876 and a population density of 1,214 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,992 inhabitants.

The city was created 139 years ago in 1883.

Quick Facts about Akron

Population : 3,992 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Lancaster County
Postal code : 17501
Area : 3.19 km2
Altitude : 1,670 feet / 509 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1884 (139 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 14:59:40 (6th February 2023)
Density : 1,251 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.91% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Akron is located at 40°9'24"N 76°12'8"W (40.1567600, -76.2021700).

Akron map

Demographics

The population of Akron increased by 2.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,876 - census
2011 3,904 0.72% estimation process
2012 3,918 0.36% estimation process
2013 3,925 0.18% estimation process
2014 3,978 1.33% estimation process
2015 3,984 0.15% estimation process
2016 3,982 -0.05% estimation process
2017 3,991 0.23% estimation process
2018 4,023 0.8% estimation process
2019 4,015 -0.2% estimation process
2020 3,992 -0.58% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 17,998
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,608
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 8.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 17,416
April 1, 2010 Population : 14,988
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 14.4%
People over 65 (%) : 20.7%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 76.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 18.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 1.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.3%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 9.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 67.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,343
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.5%

Akron zip code is 17501. County name: Lancaster, County fips: 42071

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $142,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,119
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $379
2015-2019 median gross rent : $865
2015-2019 Households : 8,315
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.08
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 32.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 62,350
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 101,464
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 377,415
2012 total retail sales per capita : $24,145
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $46,623
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,588
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,818
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,115
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 535
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 277
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,443
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 237
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,450
2010 population per square mile : 2,143.6
2010 land area in square miles : 6.99

Schools in Akron

College & universities near Akron, PA

Code Name City ZIP
442356 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster (PA) 17601
213400 Lancaster Bible College Lancaster (PA) 17601-5036
213455 Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork Lancaster (PA) 17602
216296 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster (PA) 17602-3198
483753 Champ's Barber School Lancaster (PA) 17602-3809

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near Akron, PA

Code Name Address Type
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL
PAR Parkesburg W. First and S. Culvert Streets RAIL
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
COT Coatesville Third Ave. and Fleetwood St. RAIL

Post offices near Akron

Post Office Name City ZIP
Akron Post Office Akron (PA) 17501
Ephrata Post Office Ephrata (PA) 17522
Brownstown Post Office Brownstown (PA) 17508
Talmag Post Office Talmage (PA) 17580
Leola Post Office Leola (PA) 17540

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Other cities in Lancaster County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lancaster County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hempfield 40,558 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Lancaster 17,106 City in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
West Lampeter 15,983 Township of Pennsylvania
Ephrata 13,801 City of the state Washington, United States
Elizabethtown 11,494 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Columbia 10,295 Borough in western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lititz 10,022 Borough in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Conewago 8,536 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Millersville 8,289 City in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Mount Joy 8,071 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Willow Street 7,578 Census designated place
Clay 6,939 Census-designated place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
East Earl 6,899 Township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Leacock 5,783 Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Union 5,661 Township in southeastern Union County, Pennsylvania
New Holland 5,547 Borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Akron distances to largest Pennsylvania cities