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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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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.
17% 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 $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,024.
Libraries in Akron include Newstead Public Library ... View libraries
Erie 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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