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.
Avon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Avon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Avon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.23% 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 (18.15%), sales jobs (16.68%), and healthcare (11.92%).
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.
Of important note, Avon is also a town of artists. Avon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Avon’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.46% 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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Avon is a pretty powerful place. 68.65% of the adults in Avon have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Avon in 2010 was $66,365, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,460 for a family of four.
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.