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Overview

Introduction to Avon, Colorado

Avon, Colorado, in Eagle county, is 71 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 82 miles W of Denver, Colorado. An estimated 5,561 people live in the town.

Avon History

The town of Avon, which was originally listed as a railroad station by William L. Swift in 1889, was officially incorporated in 1978. The area, which later came to be known as ‘Avon’, was originally inhabited by the Utes, who were great Native American horsemen. The early white settlers arrived in the first half of the 1880s. George A. Townsend, one of the early settlers who constructed a house at the confluence of the Beaver Creek and Eagle River, is said to have wanted to name the place ‘Avondale’. However, the community later came to be known as Avon. The town houses the ‘Liberty Skis’, which is a ski manufacturing company.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Healy House & Dexter Cabin
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Avon

There are numerous parks in the community offering opportunities for recreation. They include the Rifle Falls State Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Stagecoach State Park, and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. History buffs may wish to visit the Georgetown Energy Museum, the Frontier Historical Museum, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Hamill House Museum. Several golf courses are located in the area including the Beaver Creek Golf Club, the Vail Golf Club, and the Eagle Springs Golf Club. One may also plan a day trip to the Dragonfly Gallery and the Knox Galleries.

Avon Transportation

Eagle County Regional Airport is the nearest major airport offering air transportation facilities.

Avon Higher Education

Higher education is available at Colorado State University, Colorado Mountain College, and Red Rocks Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,444
Male Share of the Population54.1%
Female Share of the Population45.9%
Senior Citizens3.5%
Employed Population 16+3,744
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,164
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,422
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,703

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,520
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,226
Median House Value$369,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.3%
German13.6%
English4.4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Italian2.5%
Bulgarian2.2%
Welsh2.2%
African1.9%
Basque1.7%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Irish1%
Canadian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Belgian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Australian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
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Avon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Eagle County
P.O. Box Zip Codes81620
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.65
Approximate Longitude-106.53

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)

StationVAIL
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp2 to 26 F
Apr Temp22 to 47 F
Jul Temp40 to 75 F
Oct Temp23 to 53 F
Annual Precip20.4 inches
StationEAGLE AP
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 35 F
Apr Temp27 to 59 F
Jul Temp47 to 86 F
Oct Temp27 to 64 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches
StationSUGARLOAF RES (LEADVILL)
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp4 to 28 F
Apr Temp17 to 43 F
Jul Temp39 to 71 F
Oct Temp23 to 50 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle6,603$115,104
Frisco2,909$74,891
Gypsum6,729$86,103
Minturn1,029$81,538
Red Cliff246$83,000
Vail5,363$95,278

Avon Public Schools

Avon Elementary School
805 West Beaver Creek
ZIP: 81620
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Homestake Peak School
750 Eagle Road
ZIP: 81620
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Stone Creek School
0375 Yoder Ave
ZIP: 81620
Primary
Total Enrollment 330

Avon Private Schools

Mountain Montessori
77 Metcalf Rd Ste 101
ZIP: 81620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
The Vail Academy
39209 Highway 6
ZIP: 81620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
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