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Avondale, PA

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Overview


Avondale is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,270 people and just one neighborhood, Avondale is the 776th 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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Avondale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Avondale, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.20% of Avondale’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (26.01%), management occupations (9.37%), and food service (8.72%).

A relatively large number of people in Avondale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the benefits of Avondale is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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.

Demographics

The overall education level of Avondale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.50% of adults in Avondale have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Avondale in 2018 was $29,423, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,692 for a family of four. However, Avondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Avondale is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Avondale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Avondale, accounting for 66.04% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Avondale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Avondale include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Welsh.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Avondale's cultural character, accounting for 50.90% of the borough’s population.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 76.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 97.4% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Real Estate

One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Yugoslav and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 20.7% have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Avondale are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 76.9% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 65.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 12.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.0%), and 8.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Avondale, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report German roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (10.5%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (9.0%), among others. In addition, 14.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (26.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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