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Overview

Introduction to Avon, Colorado

Avon, Colorado, in Eagle county, is 71 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 82 miles W of Denver, Colorado. An estimated 5,561 people live in the town.

Avon History

The town of Avon, which was originally listed as a railroad station by William L. Swift in 1889, was officially incorporated in 1978. The area, which later came to be known as ‘Avon’, was originally inhabited by the Utes, who were great Native American horsemen. The early white settlers arrived in the first half of the 1880s. George A. Townsend, one of the early settlers who constructed a house at the confluence of the Beaver Creek and Eagle River, is said to have wanted to name the place ‘Avondale’. However, the community later came to be known as Avon. The town houses the ‘Liberty Skis’, which is a ski manufacturing company.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Healy House & Dexter Cabin
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Avon

There are numerous parks in the community offering opportunities for recreation. They include the Rifle Falls State Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Stagecoach State Park, and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. History buffs may wish to visit the Georgetown Energy Museum, the Frontier Historical Museum, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Hamill House Museum. Several golf courses are located in the area including the Beaver Creek Golf Club, the Vail Golf Club, and the Eagle Springs Golf Club. One may also plan a day trip to the Dragonfly Gallery and the Knox Galleries.

Avon Transportation

Eagle County Regional Airport is the nearest major airport offering air transportation facilities.

Avon Higher Education

Higher education is available at Colorado State University, Colorado Mountain College, and Red Rocks Community College.

People

Total Population 6,414
Male Share of the Population 56.9%
Female Share of the Population 43.1%
Senior Citizens 3.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,927
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,048
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,122
Median House Value $332,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 1.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Avon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Eagle
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81620
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.631
Longitude -106.521

Avon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VAIL
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 22 to 47 F
Jul Temp 40 to 75 F
Oct Temp 23 to 53 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
Station EAGLE AP
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 35 F
Apr Temp 27 to 59 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 27 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station SUGARLOAF RES (LEADVILL)
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 17 to 43 F
Jul Temp 39 to 71 F
Oct Temp 23 to 50 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Avon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beaver Creek (81620)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle 6,553 $79,961
Frisco 2,855 $74,583
Gypsum 6,685 $87,708
Minturn 1,050 $79,375
Red Cliff 279 $74,583
Vail 5,321 $94,572

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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