Avondale, PA

Avondale profile

Living in Avondale

Avondale is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,400 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Avondale is the 728th largest community in Pennsylvania. Avondale has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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.

When you are in Avondale, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.90% of Avondale’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Avondale is a borough of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avondale who work in farm management occupations (23.14%), food service (13.58%), and maintenance occupations (8.81%).

Avondale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Being a small borough, Avondale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Avondale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.38% of adults 25 and older in Avondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Avondale in 2018 was $23,056, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,224 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 61.59% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Avondale include Irish, German, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Avondale's cultural character, accounting for 45.38% of the borough’s population.

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