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Akron, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Akron had a population of 2,906 as of July 1, 2017. Akron ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Akron is located at latitude 43.018 and longitude -78.4978 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Akron (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Akron (GNIS ID: 2391503) 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.

The Village of Akron is located within Town of Newstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,906
Daytime Population: Workers 1,846
Daytime Population: Residents 1,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,237
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,897
Population in Familes 2,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,445
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,355
Average Household Income $64,970
Per Capita Income $29,436


Total Housing Units 1,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 836 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $137,021
Average Home Value $141,099


Total Households 1,322
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 783
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 0.18% 0.21%
Households 0.31% 0.27%
Families 0.21% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Akron, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akron to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 496 59th
Population Density # 554 54th
Diversity Index # 935 22nd
Median Household Income # 863 28th
Per Capita Income # 676 44th

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