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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 18,298
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,562
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 65.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.7%
Median Earnings25+ $72,126
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,484
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,544

Wealth

Median Family Income $150,746
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $1,253
Median House Value $379,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.4%
Irish 20.2%

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

Notes:

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

Station BURLINGTON
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
Station BAKERSVILLE
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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
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

Avon Public Libraries

Library
Avon Free Public Library
281 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
Avon, Connecticut
(860) 673-9712

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Avon High Schools

AVON HIGH SCHOOL
510 WEST AVON RD.
860-404-4740
Serves 855 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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