Avondale, PA
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Avondale is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,399 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Avondale is the 728th largest community in Pennsylvania. Avondale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Avondale real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Avondale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Avondale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.66% of the Avondale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Avondale is a borough of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avondale who work in farm management occupations (31.94%), maintenance occupations (8.59%), and food service (7.67%).

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

The overall crime rate in Avondale is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Avondale is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Avondale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.23% of adults in Avondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Avondale in 2010 was $19,270, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,080 for a family of four. However, Avondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Avondale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Avondale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avondale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Avondale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 65.60% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avondale include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

In addition, Avondale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (49.40%).

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