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.
Avalon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Avalon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in food service (22.82%), sales jobs (15.77%), and maintenance occupations (12.83%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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 10.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Avalon is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Avalon overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Avalon, 21.10% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Avalon in 2010 was $31,527, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,108 for a family of four. However, Avalon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Avalon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Avalon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Avalon, accounting for 69.39% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Avalon residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Avalon include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
In addition, Avalon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.70%).
The most common language spoken in Avalon is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Scandinavian languages.