Akron is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 2,868 at the 2010 census. The name derives from the Greek word ἄκρον signifying a summit or high point. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Akron is located in the town of Newstead on the west and north slopes of a hill. NY 93 passes through the village.
Akron is located at 43°1′10″N 78°29′41″W / 43.01944°N 78.49472°W / 43.01944; -78.49472 (43.019309, -78.494644). The village is northeast of Buffalo.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km), all land.
Akron is adjacent to the Tonawanda Reservation of the Seneca, but most of the reservation is in Genesee County. A small general aviation airport, Akron Airport, is on high ground on the eastern side of the village. Much of Akron Falls County Park is within the village. The falls are a feature of Murder Creek, which passes through the park and the village flowing in a northwesterly direction.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,085 people, 1,313 households, and 839 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,571.3 people per square mile (607.7/km²). There were 1,373 housing units at an average density of 699.3 per square mile (270.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 0.39% African American, 1.39% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 1,313 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $48,083. Males had a median income of $33,250 versus $24,327 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,712. About 4.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
Akron New York neighborhoods include: Akron, Havens / Stage, Newstead, Ty’s Snow Removal