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Overview

Introduction to Avalon, Pennsylvania

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

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.

People

Total Population 4,681
Male Share of the Population 41%
Female Share of the Population 59%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,429
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,032
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,953
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,320

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,716
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 55%
Median Gross Rent $671
Median House Value $92,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 28.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station PITTSBURGH INTL AP
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
Station BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
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
Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
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 8,329 $56,230
Ben Avon 1,692 $105,556
Ben Avon Heights 362 $162,500
Emsworth 2,429 $75,662
Ingram 3,308 $61,023

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

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317SOUTH HOME AVE.
Avalon, Pennsylvania
(412) 761-2288

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