Avon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,364 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Avon 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, Avon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Avon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.