Avon, Indiana

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Avon, Indiana

Introduction to Avon, Indiana

Avon, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 12 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,248 people in Avon.

Avon History

The town of Avon was officially incorporated in 1995. Its previous name was Hampton. It is located in Hendricks County and is a part of Washington Township. The county was formed in 1824 and named after then-Indiana Governor William Hendricks.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Butterfly Paradise Nature Center
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • James Whitcomb Riley House
  • Eagle Creek Park
  • Arbuckle Park

Things To Do In Avon

The Indianapolis Zoo and the Butterfly Paradise Nature Center are both located nearby. Local amusement parks include Splash Island, Blast Off and the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park. Those interested in history can visit museums like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Avon hosts the Community Heritage Festival every year.

Avon Transportation

Flights are available from Indianapolis International Airport.

Avon Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Butler University, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana, the University of Indianapolis and Anderson University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Avon People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Avon Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 7% Avon College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Avon Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Avon Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Avon, Indiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 8
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Avon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46123
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.762
Longitude -86.399

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 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Avon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,248 100%
Male 3,151 50.4%
Female 3,097 49.6%
Under 18 2,077 33.2%
18+ 4,171 66.8%
65+ 282 4.5%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.22
White 5,990 95.9%
African-American 36 0.6%
Asian 88 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.3%
Other 45 0.7%
Mixed Race 69 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 85 1.4%

Estimated Avon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,918
Growth 2,670
Growth % 42.7%

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
German 26.8%
US/American 18.6%
Irish 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
English 6.9%
Italian 4.4%
European 4.2%
Polish 2.5%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swedish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Greek 1.2%
Russian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Romanian 0.6%
African 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
New Zealander 0.5%
Serbian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Avon 6,248 $68,205
Brownsburg 14,520 $63,245
Clermont 1,477 $64,464
Danville 6,418 $62,813
Pittsboro 1,588 $56,417
Plainfield 18,396 $57,790
Speedway 12,881 $49,005

Avon Public Libraries

Avon-washington Twp Pl
498 N SR 267
Avon, Indiana
(317) 272-4818
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Avon Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(317) 217-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Avon

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10209 E US Hwy 36
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Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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