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Ackley is a city in Hardin County. (The community straddles Hardin and Franklin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for William J. Ackley, head of the Dubuque & Pacific Railroad.
The latitude of Ackley is 42.554N. The longitude is -93.053W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,781.
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56% of Ackley residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ackley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ackley was $17,406, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Ackley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ackley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $277. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Libraries in Ackley include Ackley Public Library ... View libraries
Hardin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ackley political report.
The average commute time for Ackley workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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