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Akron is a village in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.

The community name derives from Greek term for "summit"

The latitude of Akron is 43.020N. The longitude is -78.495W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,048.


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Median household income
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$35,313
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Akron demographic reports
The Buffalo Arms plant manufactured cannons here. With peace, the factory switched to metal-working tools and machinery
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Akron Falls Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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30% of Akron residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Akron ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Akron was $17,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Akron residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Akron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,024.


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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Akron political report.

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The average commute time for Akron workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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