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Overview

Introduction to Avon, Ohio

Avon, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 6 miles NE of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria metropolitan area.

Avon History

The area which is now known as the City of Avon was originally called Township Number 7. Its first permanent white settlers were in 1814. They were led by Wilbur Cahoon and came from Montgomery County in New York. In its initial years it was a part of the Cuyahoga County and governed by the Dover Township. In 1818, it was established as Xeuma and later renamed Troy Township. In 1824, it was renamed Avon Township.

Avon and Nearby Attractions

  • French Creek Reservation.
  • Black River Reservation.
  • Sandy Ridge Reservation.
  • Bradley Woods Reservation.
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
  • Hickories Museum.

Things To Do In Avon

The waterfront is a great place to spend time and indulge in recreational activities. The area also has a number of excellent golf courses which offer world class facilities. The Avon Parks and Recreation department organizes a variety of activities and annual celebrations which interest the young as well as grown ups.

Avon Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.

Avon Higher Education

Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College and Baldwin-Wallace College offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 22,046
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,210
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.6%
Median Earnings25+ $50,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,345
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,065

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,905
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,149
Median House Value $248,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.1%
Irish 23.1%

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

Avon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lorain
Standard Zip Codes 44011
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.451
Longitude -82.035

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 ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station OBERLIN
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon Lake 23,052 $103,957
Bay Village 15,469 $102,654

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

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Avon High Schools

AVON HIGH SCHOOL
37545 DETROIT RD
440-934-6171
Serves 640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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