Avon, Connecticut

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Avon, Connecticut

Introduction to Avon, Connecticut

Avon, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut and 95 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,832 people in Avon.

Avon History

Avon was originally a part of Farmington, and was settled in in 1645. At that time it was known as Northington. According to a land charter granted by the Duke of York, the area was sold to Puritans in 1830. The community broke off from Farmington, and established a separate town called Avon. It was named after the Avon River in England. The town of Avon was officially incorporated in 1830.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Avon Museum
  • Farmington Valley Art Center
  • Richard W Dunne Library
  • Secret Lake
  • Fisher Meadows Recreation Area
  • Bell Compo Golf Course

Things To Do In Avon

The Avon Historical Society Building, the Avon Municipal Complex, the Avon Museum, the Avon Town Hall and the Farmington Valley Art Center could prove exciting to those interested in the local history of Avon. The Nod Brook Mall Shopping Center, Plaza 44 Shopping Center and Caldor Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destinations for shoppers.

Avon Transportation

Regular services are offered by the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Avon Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at the University of Hartford, Manchester Community College or Central Connecticut State University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Avon College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Avon Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Avon Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Avon, Connecticut

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 10 9

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Avon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06001
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.809
Longitude -72.831

Avon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Avon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,832 100%
Male 7,579 47.9%
Female 8,253 52.1%
Under 18 4,137 26.1%
18+ 11,695 73.9%
65+ 2,371 15%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 3.03
White 15,030 94.9%
African-American 155 1%
Asian 469 3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 45 0.3%
Mixed Race 122 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 249 1.6%

Estimated Avon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,209
Growth 1,377
Growth % 8.7%

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
Italian 15.3%
Irish 15.3%
English 11.5%
German 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
Polish 6.4%
US/American 4.6%
Russian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
French Canadian 2.9%
Swedish 2.6%
Scottish 1.9%
Canadian 1%
Dutch 1%
European 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Portuguese 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
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Avon Public Libraries

Avon Free Public Library
Avon, Connecticut
(860) 673-9712

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Starbucks in Avon

(As of 2005)
Avon Marketplace
380 West Main Street
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Avon High Schools (2004)

Serves 855 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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