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Overview

Introduction to Avon, Connecticut

Avon, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut and 95 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Avon History

Avon was originally a part of Farmington, and was settled in in 1645. At that time it was known as Northington. According to a land charter granted by the Duke of York, the area was sold to Puritans in 1830. The community broke off from Farmington, and established a separate town called Avon. It was named after the Avon River in England. The town of Avon was officially incorporated in 1830.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Avon Museum
  • Farmington Valley Art Center
  • Richard W Dunne Library
  • Secret Lake
  • Fisher Meadows Recreation Area
  • Bell Compo Golf Course

Things To Do In Avon

The Avon Historical Society Building, the Avon Municipal Complex, the Avon Museum, the Avon Town Hall and the Farmington Valley Art Center could prove exciting to those interested in the local history of Avon. The Nod Brook Mall Shopping Center, Plaza 44 Shopping Center and Caldor Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destinations for shoppers.

Avon Transportation

Regular services are offered by the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Avon Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at the University of Hartford, Manchester Community College or Central Connecticut State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,352
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+8,718
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married65.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.5%
Median Earnings25+$77,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$162,500
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,310
Median House Value$374,300

Ancestry

Irish19.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
Italian16.7%
English12.7%
German12.4%
Polish8.7%
French Except Basque5.4%
Canadian3.5%
Russian3.1%
Portuguese2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Hungarian1.5%
Greek1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Czech0.3%
US/American0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
South African0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
African0.2%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Avon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6001
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.8
Approximate Longitude-72.83

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)

StationBURLINGTON
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Avon Public Libraries

Avon Free Public Library
281 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
Avon, Connecticut
(860) 673-9712

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Avon Public Schools

Avon High School
510 West Avon Road
ZIP: 6001
High
Total Enrollment 1051
Avon Middle School
375 West Avon Road
ZIP: 6001
Middle
Total Enrollment 548
Avon Public Schools Pre-k
150 Fisher Drive
ZIP: 6001
Primary
Total Enrollment 48
Farmington Valley Regional Diagnostic Center
395 West Avon Road
ZIP: 6001
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Pine Grove School
151 Scoville Road
ZIP: 6001
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Reggio Magnet School Of The Arts
20 Security Drive
ZIP: 6001
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Roaring Brook School
30 Old Wheeler Lane
ZIP: 6001
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Thompson Brook School
150 Thompson Road
ZIP: 6001
Middle
Total Enrollment 552

Avon Private Schools

Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Rd
ZIP: 6001
Secondary
Total Enrollment 406
Farmington Valley Academy Montessori
150 Fisher Dr
ZIP: 6001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Joni's Child Care & Preschool
146 Juniper Dr
ZIP: 6001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics
324 Montevideo Rd
ZIP: 6001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
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