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, Avon Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Avon Park are a mix 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 farm management occupations (13.71%), office and administrative support (12.66%), and sales jobs (12.04%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Avon Park has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Avon Park has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Avon Park than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Avon Park may be for you.

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.

The citizens of Avon Park have a very low rate of college education: just 9.75% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Avon Park in 2010 was $14,911, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,644 for a family of four. Avon Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.21% 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 30.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avon Park include German, English, Italian, and French .

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