Avalon, PA
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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. Much of the housing stock in Avalon was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Avalon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Avalon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Avalon is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in office and administrative support (17.65%), food service (8.73%), and maintenance occupations (7.70%).

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.

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 percentage of people in Avalon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.00% of adults in Avalon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Avalon in 2010 was $24,667, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,668 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 Portuguese and Korean.