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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Avondale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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
Because of many things, Avondale is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Avondale a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Avondale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Avondale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Avondale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.