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 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. 43.90% of the Avondale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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.

The percentage of adults in Avondale who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.38% of the adults 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.

Avondale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.38%.

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