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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Avondale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Avondale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.75% 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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avondale who work in farm management occupations (25.15%), food service (10.13%), and maintenance occupations (7.45%).

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.

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

As is often the case in a small borough, Avondale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Avondale citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.55% of adults 25 and older in Avondale have a college degree.

The per capita income in Avondale in 2010 was $22,452, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,808 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 58.83% 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, Italian, English, and Norwegian.

Avondale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 44.95%.

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