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Akron is a township in Peoria County, in the Peoria metro area.
The latitude of Akron is 40.903N. The longitude is -89.653W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 984.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Akron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Peoria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61526 ZIP code.
47% of Akron residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $21,610, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Akron residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Akron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.
Peoria County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Akron political report.
The average commute time for Akron workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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