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Akron is a township in Wilkin County, in the Wahpeton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Akron. For links to other places called Akron, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Akron is 46.409N. The longitude is -96.343W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 153.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Akron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilkin 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 56579 ZIP code.
30% of Akron residents report German ancestry, and 2% 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 $15,022, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.
Wilkin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Akron political report.
The average commute time for Akron workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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