Avalon is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 3,799 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Avalon is the 550th largest community in California.
Avalon home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Avalon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Avalon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Avalon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in food service (22.27%), maintenance occupations (16.24%), and sales jobs (15.21%).
Another notable thing is that Avalon is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Avalon is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Avalon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Avalon citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.58% of adults 25 and older in Avalon have a college degree.
The per capita income in Avalon in 2010 was $28,545, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,180 for a family of four. However, Avalon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Avalon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Avalon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avalon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Avalon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 72.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avalon include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.
Avalon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.92%.
The most common language spoken in Avalon is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Scandinavian languages.