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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,666
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+2,422
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married40.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,453

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,500
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone54%
Median Gross Rent$685
Median House Value$94,800

Ancestry

Irish27.7%
Italian14.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.1%
Polish6.9%
English6.6%
Slovak4.8%
Hungarian1.7%
Croatian1.5%
Czech1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Bulgarian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
German0.1%
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Avalon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegheny County
Standard Zip Codes15202
Phone Area Codes412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.51
Approximate Longitude-80.07

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)

StationPITTSBURGH INTL AP
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellevue8,285$60,284
Ben Avon1,774$110,125
Ben Avon Heights349$161,667
Emsworth2,443$77,105
Ingram3,294$59,535
West View6,704$87,669
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