Avon Park, FL
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Avon Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,086 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Avon Park is the 212th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Avon Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Avon Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Avon Park who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (11.11%), and farm management occupations (9.25%).

Avon Park, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Avon Park, just 9.84% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Avon Park in 2010 was $13,959, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,836 for a family of four. Avon Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Avon Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Avon Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avon Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Avon Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avon Park include German, English, Italian, and Jamaican.

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