Avon, CT
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Avon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,414 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Avon is the 65th largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in Avon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

Avon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Avon is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avon who work in management occupations (19.53%), sales jobs (15.33%), and healthcare (10.89%).

Also of interest is that Avon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Avon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Avon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Avon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Avon, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Avon is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.26% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Avon in 2010 was $66,822, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,288 for a family of four.

Avon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Avon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Avon include Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Avon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.