Akron, Colorado

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Akron, Colorado
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Entering Akron from the east.
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Location of Akron in Washington County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°09′52″N103°13′14″W / 40.164382°N 103.220685°W / 40.164382; -103.220685 Coordinates: 40°09′52″N103°13′14″W / 40.164382°N 103.220685°W / 40.164382; -103.220685 [1]
Country United States
State Colorado
County [2] Washington County - seat [3]
Incorporated 1887-09-22 [4]
Government
  Type Statutory Town [2]
Area
[5]
  Total2.77 sq mi (7.18 km2)
  Land2.77 sq mi (7.18 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
[6]
4,659 ft (1,420 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,702
  Estimate 
(2019) [7]
1,723
  Density621.57/sq mi (239.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
80720 [8]
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-00925
GNIS feature ID 0182984
Highways US 34, SH 63
Website Town of Akron

Akron is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Washington County, Colorado, United States. [3] [9] The town population was 1,702 at the 2010 United States Census. [10]

Contents

History

Akron was platted in 1882. [11] The community was named after Akron, Ohio, the native home of the wife of a railroad employee. [12] The town was incorporated in 1887. [13]

Geography

Akron is located at 40°9′42″N103°12′43″W / 40.16167°N 103.21194°W / 40.16167; -103.21194 (40.161530, -103.211850), [14] at the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and State Highway 63.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Hotel Akron, from a postcard sent in 1908 HotelAkronPostcardAkronColorado.jpg
Hotel Akron, from a postcard sent in 1908

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 559
1900 351−37.2%
1910 64784.3%
1920 1,401116.5%
1930 1,135−19.0%
1940 1,41724.8%
1950 1,60513.3%
1960 1,89017.8%
1970 1,775−6.1%
1980 1,716−3.3%
1990 1,599−6.8%
2000 1,7117.0%
2010 1,702−0.5%
2019 (est.)1,723 [7] 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [15]

At the 2000 census there were 1,711 people in 734 households, including 457 families, in the town. The population density was 1,179.3 people per square mile (455.6/km2). There were 835 housing units at an average density of 575.5 per square mile (222.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.51% White, 0.12% African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.32% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.75%. [16]

Of the 734 households 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.8% of households were one person and 16.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.

The age distribution was 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median household income was $29,420 and the median family income was $35,156. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,772. About 8.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Akron experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot, dry summers. [17]

Climate data for Akron, Colorado
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)74
(23)
77
(25)
85
(29)
91
(33)
97
(36)
105
(41)
107
(42)
109
(43)
100
(38)
91
(33)
87
(31)
80
(27)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C)38.2
(3.4)
43.9
(6.6)
51.7
(10.9)
60.4
(15.8)
70.0
(21.1)
81.8
(27.7)
88.7
(31.5)
86.8
(30.4)
78.1
(25.6)
65.6
(18.7)
49.2
(9.6)
40.4
(4.7)
62.9
(17.2)
Average low °F (°C)11.9
(−11.2)
17.1
(−8.3)
23.8
(−4.6)
31.6
(−0.2)
41.7
(5.4)
51.0
(10.6)
56.7
(13.7)
55.0
(12.8)
45.7
(7.6)
33.5
(0.8)
21.7
(−5.7)
13.7
(−10.2)
33.6
(0.9)
Record low °F (°C)−28
(−33)
−29
(−34)
−21
(−29)
−3
(−19)
19
(−7)
28
(−2)
38
(3)
39
(4)
17
(−8)
4
(−16)
−11
(−24)
−25
(−32)
−29
(−34)
Average precipitation inches (mm)0.33
(8.4)
0.36
(9.1)
1.04
(26)
1.58
(40)
3.15
(80)
2.32
(59)
2.93
(74)
2.00
(51)
0.92
(23)
0.90
(23)
0.69
(18)
0.40
(10)
16.62
(421.5)
Source 1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [18]
Source 2: The Weather Channel (Records) [19]

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