Before Avon became what it is today, the area was once a territory of Native American tribes including the Erie, Ottawas, and Wyandots.
Led by Wilbur Cahoon, the first American settlers to stay in the area arrived in 1814 from Montgomery County, New York. First called Township Number 7, Dover township administered this residential area that was then included in Cuyahoga County.
By 1818, Township Number 7 was renamed and reorganized under Xeuma, but the name was later changed again to Troy Township. When Lorain County was formed in 1824, the name changed once again to Avon Township.
The township was upgraded to a village in 1917, when the population was under 1,400. As was common at the time, a population boom followed World War II. In 1961, Avon became a city of over 6,000 residents.
The city has maintained a positive population growth over the years, and the current population of Avon is around 23,200.
In Avon, the median resident age is 40.6 years. Out of over 23,000 residents, 49.6% are male, while 50.4% are female. Additionally, the estimated median household income is $92K.
The city’s population is made up of 85.2% white residents and 8.7% black residents. 3.2% of the population is Hispanic, and 1.5% are Asian. 0.8% are biracial or multiracial, and 0.4% are of Native American descent.
47.2% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, while 18.2% have a professional or graduate degree. 97.9% of residents over the age of 25 are employed.
TOP Avon HIGHLIGHTS
Avon’s annual average temperature is 50.3°F, which is roughly even with Ohio’s average annual temperature. That said, the city’s average temperature is about 5 °F lower than the national annual average temperature.
As is typical in this part of Ohio, warmer months between May and August can see high temperatures of roughly 75°F. Colder months of the year can be expected to bring average lows of about 25 °F.
Avon’s annual average precipitation is 37.39 inches, which is slightly under both Ohio’s estimated average and the U.S. average. Additionally, Avon receives about 10 inches of more snow per year than is average for a city in Ohio.
Although Ohio’s earthquake index is 0.16, Avon’s earthquake index is 1.09. This factor means the city is substantially more likely to be hit by earthquakes than other areas of Ohio.
Avon is also at a high risk of experiencing tornados, as are other cities in this part of the state. In addition to serious wind storms, this city also suffers from damaging winter weather and seasonal risks including blizzards, heavy snowfall, and ice storms.
Flooding is also a concern for Avon residents. Flash flooding and heavy rainfall are natural consequences of high annual precipitation levels in the area and Lake Erie’s location relative to Avon.
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Avon Commuter Travel Behavior
Since the mean commute lasts only 23.4 minute for those 25 years and over in Avon, traveling to and from work is largely convenient for residents.
Avon is a 30 minute drive from Cleveland, Ohio by way of Interstate 90, and similarly, the city is about 25 minutes away from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It takes roughly 15 minutes to reach Lake Erie’s shore from Avon as well.
Center Road runs north and south through Avon, and Interstate 90 runs throughout the city’s eastern and western sections. Additionally, Detroit Road snakes through Avon, and Stoney Ridge Road is another convenient roadway.
Avon is considered safer than 71% of other residential areas nationally.
The violent crime rate per 1,000 residents tracks at 0.21, and the odds of experiencing a violent crime are 1 in 4,653. The property crime rate per 1,000 is 7.65, and the chances of experiencing a property crime in Avon are 1 in 131. The total crime rate per 1,000 is 7.87.
The crimes per square mile rate is 9, which is notably lower than Ohio’s median of 28 and the national median of 31.1.
Residential areas west of Avon Belden Road typically have higher crime rates than their eastern counterparts.
Avon’s city council is comprised of 4 ward representatives, and 3 members of the council are elected at-large. The council president is elected by the 7 council members out of the members who are at-large representatives.
Avon’s city council holds meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month. A term as a council member lasts 2 years.
North Coast Chamber of Commerce is located in nearby Avon Lake and services businesses in the surrounding areas.
This chamber has a “members first” mentality and showcases what they call the Power of More, which emphasizes the positive outcomes members can gain from networking, promotional opportunities, and educational events.
The mayor of Avon is elected at-large to serve for a 4 year term of office. Thought of as the CEO of the city, the mayor acts as both the ceremonial and administrative head of Avon.
The mayor focuses on directing the growth of commercial and residential areas, in addition to overseeing municipal maintenance and budgets.
Avon Population 2020
Between 2010 and 2020, Avon has experienced a steady population growth from about 19,500 to roughly 22,800. This data means the city’s 10 year growth rate is estimated to be over 14%.
51.12% of Avon residents are female, and 48.88% of the city’s population is male. Avon’s median age is 41.
About 60% of the city’s population is 18 or under, which points to this city being especially popular among young families. About 32.7% of Avon residents are between 35 and 54 years of age, and a good portion of residents are living out their twilight years in Avon.
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Avon Diversity 2020
An estimated 88.9% of Avon residents are White, and 7% of the city’s residents are Black or African American. Another 2.6% of the population is of Asian descent. Additionally, 2.1% of residents are biracial or multiracial.
About 94% of the city’s population only speaks English. Another 2.2% of the population is fluent in Spanish, while 1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European languages.
3.4% of Avon residents were born outside of the U.S., which is a smaller percentage than both Ohio’s average and the U.S. average.
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Avon Education 2020
Avon has 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools within its borders, so students in this city rarely have to travel far to reach a great educational campus.
96.5% of Avon residents are high school graduates. A reported 20% of the population has completed some level of a college education, while 9.2% of Avon residents have earned an associate’s degree. An estimated 29.6% of the city’s population has a bachelor’s degree, while almost 20% of residents have a graduate or professional degree.
Compared to Ohio averages, Avon residents are largely formally educated.
Avon Educational Attainment of Adults (25 years and over)
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SCHOOLS IN Avon
Avon Local School District is ranked as #2 by Niche.com out of all districts within Lorain County based on academic records, college preparatory programs, extracurricular activities, teacher qualifications, health and safety statistics, and other important factors that indicate overall quality.
This school district serves over 4,300 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district’s average student-teacher ratio sits at 22 to 1. Avon Local School District is also in the top 30 out of 608 school districts across Ohio, and this school system is also rated as one of the best places to teach in the state.
Avon Local School District consists of 5 well-rated public school campuses, which are Avon Heritage Elementary, Avon Early Learning Center, Avon East Elementary, Avon Middle School, and Avon High School.
On top of great local public school campuses, there are also reputable nearby private schools available for Avon’s younger residents.
Avon Housing 2020
Although Avon real estate doesn’t stack up among the most expensive in the United States, the city’s real estate market is among some of the most expensive in Ohio.
33.6% of real estate in Avon is valued between $228K-$342K. 24.5% of properties are worth between $114K-$228K. 22.9% are between $455K-$569K. From there, 12.1% range from $455K-$569K, and 2% of properties range between $569K-$854K. Just 4.9% of properties are valued at or under $114K.
The city’s real estate appreciation rates came in around the national average between October 2009 and October 2019. During this time, the average annual appreciation rate was 1.39%.
Between roughly October 2018 and October 2019, Avon’s appreciation rates were around 1.80%, which factors out to being lower than the majority of residential areas across the United States. However, if current appreciation rates continue, the annual appreciation rate may rise to 10.38%.
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Avon Homes for Sale
There are about 7,866 residential options in Avon, and 80.4% of housing options are owner-occupied, while 19.6% are rented. Just 2.7% of properties are vacant.
76.4% of housing options are single family homes. Meanwhile, 12.1% of residences are condominiums. Small apartment buildings make up 5.7% of housing options, while larger apartment complexes comprise 5.8% of properties.
An impressive 51.8% of housing options were built in 2000 or later years, which is very unique for Ohio. 30.9% of homes were built between 1970 and 1999. As for older properties, 11.3% of housing options were built between 1940-1969, and 6% of residences were constructed in or before 1939.
Only 5.6% of residences have 1 bedroom, while 18.7% of properties have 2 bedrooms. 31% of housing options have 3 bedrooms, and 41.2% have 4 bedrooms. Larger properties with 5 or more bedrooms only account for 3.3% of options.
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Avon Economy 2020
Avon’s median annual household income is a little over $104K, with the average resident salary being $96K per year. The city’s per capita income is estimated to be almost $44K. Overall, Avon is fairly affluent.
Under 10% of Avon’s population makes less than $25K annually. From there, 9% of residents earn between $25K-$35K annually. 10% of residents make between $35K-$50K per year, and about 16% earn between $50K-$65K per year. Roughly 7% of Avon’s population makes between $65K-$75K per year. Notably, over 50% of residents earn over $75K each year.
Avon’s unemployment rate is 3.5%, and the city’s overall poverty rate is 3.5%.
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Cost of Living
Avon’s overall cost of living is 25% higher than the national average, especially considering that housing costs in the city track as being staggering 189% higher than national trends.
Seeing as home prices over $1 million aren’t uncommon in this city, average housing costs are less surprising. Utilities in the city track as being 5% more expensive than national trends. Specifically, energy bills average at $175 per month.
Transportation expenses are only slightly above national averages, considering bus rates and gas prices. Grocery bills reportedly average at 11% higher than national trends as well. Healthcare is slightly more expensive in Avon, but considered about average for this part of Ohio.
Avon Poverty By Age and Gender
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Avon can be divided up into 27 different neighborhoods, some of which include Amberwood, Camelot Estates, Creekside, Fairway Estates, Garden Grove, Meadow Lane, Red Tail, Summer Hill, The Vineyards, and Woodmore Estates.
When it comes to cost of living, the more expensive side of Avon is found east of Center Road. The neighborhoods within this eastern portion of Avon have a median real estate price of $305K. This number is higher than 92.8% of other Ohio neighborhoods and more costly than 66.5% of other residential neighborhoods across the United States.
On the other hand, the more affordable neighborhoods in Avon are located west of Center Road. The neighborhoods that are included in this part of town have a lower median real estate price of $281K. While still more expensive than 83.7% of Ohio neighborhoods, real estate in this area is more affordable than 40.6% of neighborhoods on a national level.