Avalon, PA

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Avalon profile

Living in Avalon

Avalon is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,558 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Avalon is the 314th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Avalon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Avalon is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), healthcare (10.71%), and sales jobs (8.85%).

Also of interest is that Avalon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Avalon is also a borough of artists. Avalon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Avalon’s character.

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Avalon has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The education level of Avalon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.14% of adults in Avalon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Avalon in 2018 was $33,332, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,328 for a family of four. However, Avalon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Avalon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Avalon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avalon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Avalon include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Avalon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.