Avon, CT
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Avon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,352 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 93.99% 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 (19.39%), sales jobs (14.23%), and business and financial occupations (9.66%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Avon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Avon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Avon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Avon is a pretty powerful place. 68.94% 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 $66,837, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,348 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.

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