Avondale is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 674 people and just one neighborhood, Avondale is the 179th largest community in Colorado.
Occupations and Workforce
Avondale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Avondale is a town of professionals, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avondale who work in sales jobs (14.83%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.44%) and teaching (10.59%).
Of important note, Avondale is also a town of artists. Avondale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Avondale’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Avondale is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Avondale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small town, Avondale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.