Avon, Colorado

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Avon, Colorado

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.

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High Points

Avon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Avon Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Avon Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Avon Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Avon Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Avon College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Avon, Colorado

Comparing Avon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
People Above Poverty 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 4 5
Low Violent Crime 3 4

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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

  • 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
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
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Avon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,561 100%
Male 3,258 58.6%
Female 2,303 41.4%
Under 18 1,147 20.6%
18+ 4,414 79.4%
65+ 80 1.4%
Median Age 28.6
Average Family Size 3.23
White 4,033 72.5%
African-American 44 0.8%
Asian 55 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 0.7%
Other 1,212 21.8%
Mixed Race 176 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,222 40%

Estimated Avon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,349
Growth 788
Growth % 14.2%

Avon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
Irish 9.1%
German 7.7%
English 4.8%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
Italian 2.6%
Norwegian 2.4%
Swedish 2.3%
Polish 1.7%
European 1.7%
Russian 1.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Avon 5,561 $52,339
Eagle 3,032 $67,500
Frisco 2,443 $70,556
Gypsum 3,654 $62,384
Minturn 1,068 $53,750
Red Cliff 289 $44,219
Vail 4,531 $66,389

Starbucks in Avon

(As of 2005)
25 Hurd Lane
Beaver Creek 1
Service Center
City Market
260 Beaver Creek Pl

Wal-mart in Avon

(As of 2006)
171 Yoder Avenue
(970) 949-6442
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