Avalon is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,642 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Avalon is the 314th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Avalon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Avalon is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in office and administrative support (19.16%), sales jobs (8.14%), and healthcare (7.61%).
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.
For a small borough, Avalon has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Avalon exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of people in Avalon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.29% of adults in Avalon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Avalon in 2010 was $25,579, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,316 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Avalon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.