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Overview

Introduction to Avon, Indiana

Avon, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 12 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Avon History

The town of Avon was officially incorporated in 1995. Its previous name was Hampton. It is located in Hendricks County and is a part of Washington Township. The county was formed in 1824 and named after then Indiana Governor William Hendricks.

Avon and nearby Attractions

  • Butterfly Paradise Nature Center
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • James Whitcomb Riley House
  • Eagle Creek Park
  • Arbuckle Park

Things To Do In Avon

The Indianapolis Zoo and the Butterfly Paradise Nature Center are both located nearby. Local amusement parks include Splash Island, Blast Off and the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park. Those interested in history can visit museums like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Avon hosts the Community Heritage Festival every year.

Avon Transportation

Flights are available from Indianapolis International Airport.

Avon Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Butler University, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana, the University of Indianapolis and Anderson University.

People

Total Population 15,145
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,794
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,117
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $959
Median House Value $175,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 17.7%
Irish 14.5%

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

Avon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46123
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.762
Longitude -86.399

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 INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station CRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brownsburg 23,484 $81,599
Clermont 1,352 $59,519
Danville 9,379 $67,803
Pittsboro 3,116 $86,054
Plainfield 29,710 $69,350
Speedway 12,100 $48,391

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

Avon Public Libraries

Library
Avon-washington Twp Pl
498 N SR 267
Avon, Indiana
(317) 272-4818
Library Web Site

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Avon Hospitals

CLARIAN WEST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1111 NORTH RONALD REAGAN PKY
(317) 217-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Avon High Schools

AVON HIGH SCHOOL
7575 E CR 150 S
317-272-2586
Serves 1,733 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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