Introduction to Avalon, Pennsylvania

Avalon, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 5 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which is considered part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has a population of 5,294.

Avalon History

Some say the region was named after a related area with an Arthurian legend, while others believe that it was named after the Celtic term for orchard, or land of apples, because there were numerous fruit trees that grew here. Former and merged names of Avalon include "Myler" and "West Bellevue". Avalon, which was incorporated as a borough in 1874, is a part of Allenghy County.

Avalon and Nearby Attractions

  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate
  • Hillman State Park

Things To Do In Avalon

The "National Aviary" has a variety of birds and other wildlife, including several endangered species of birds. The "Fort Pitt Museum" displays exhibits from the French and Indian war while the "Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate" is the former home of famous industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Other places of interest include the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Hillman State Park.

Avalon Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Avalon Higher Education

Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, La Roche College, Point Park University and Robert Morris College are some of the nearest colleges.


Total Population 4,704
Male Share of the Population 42.3%
Female Share of the Population 57.7%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,544
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 36.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $31,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,638


Median Family Income $56,090
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation 10.1%


People Living Alone 52.6%
Median Gross Rent $677
Median House Value $84,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 24.6%

Avalon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15202
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -80.067

Avalon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Avalon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bellvue (15202)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 8,338 $62,629
Ben Avon 1,755 $108,229
Ben Avon Heights 362 $163,750
Emsworth 2,471 $74,583
Ingram 3,310 $63,182

Avalon Public Libraries

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