Avon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,302 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 94.70% 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 (20.03%), sales jobs (12.32%), and business and financial occupations (10.98%).
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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Avon is a pretty powerful place. 67.84% 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 $72,594, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,376 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Avon's cultural character, accounting for 15.56% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Avon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.