Avon is a great place for both residents and visitors. Whether skiing, hiking, paddling the Eagle River or enjoying a leisurely day in town, you’ll find that launching your mountain adventures from Avon is easy and convenient. With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers a small mountain town atmosphere with many amenities. The town serves as a gateway to the world-class Beaver Creek Resort and is eight miles west of world-famous Vail. Avon also offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, special events, parks, open space and trails, and a mix of local and national shops and restaurants.

People & Housing

Population (2015) 6,536
High School Diploma or more (%Adults 25+) 86%
BA Degree or more (%Adults 25+) 44%
Households 2,153
Total Housing Units 3,882
% Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 39%

Employment & Income

Labor Force 3,949
Unemployment Rate (2014) 4%
Median Household Income $50,203
Median Family Income $53,107
Poverty Rate 18.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 16.1

Population by Age

  Avon % of Total
Total 6,384 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 524 8.2%
School Age (5 to 17) 1,214 19%
College Age (18 to 24) 589 9.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 2,775 43.5%
Adult (45 tp 64) 1,093 17.1%
Older Adult (65 plus) 189 3%
Median Age 31.3  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin

  Avon % of Total
Total 6,384 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 0 0%
Black alone 172 2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Islander alone 0 0%
White alone 5,528 86.6%
Two or more race groups 60 0.9%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 2,940 46.1%
Mexican 2,455 38.5%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 485 7.6%


Educational Attainment

  Avon % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs and older 4,057 100%
Less than 9th grade 396 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 158 3.9%
High School Graduate (incl. equivalent) 1,024 25.2%
Some College, no degree 351 8.7%
Associats Degree 352 8.7%
Bachelor's Degree 1,454 35.8%
Graduate or professional Degree 322 7.9%

Households

  Avon % of Total
Total Households 2,153 100%
Family Households 1,245 57.8%
Married with Children 691 32.1%
Married without Children 203 9.4%
Single Parents 264 12.3%
Other 87 4.0%
Non-family Households 908 42.2%
Living Alone 647 30.1%
Average Household Size 2.9  
Average Family Household Size 3.7  

Housing Units

  Avon % of Total
Total Housing Units 3,882 100%
Owner Occupied 912 23.5%
Renter Occupied 1,241 32%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 1,512 39%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 656 16.9%
2-9 Units 420 10.8%
10-19 Units 436 11.2%
20 or more units 362 9.3%
Built prior to 1940 45 1.2%

Labor Force Averages

Total Labor Force (2014) 3,949
Employed 3,790
Unemployed 159
Unemployment Rate 4%
   

Commuting to Work

  Avon % of Total
Worker 16 yrs and older 3,790 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 2,530 66.8%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 494 13%
Public transportation (includes taxies) 338 8.9%
Walked 230 6.1%
Other means 0 0%
Worked at home 112 3%
Mean travel time to work 16  

Resident Occupations

  Avon % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 yrs and older 3,949 100%
Management, Professional, and related 863 21.9%
Service 1,023 25.9%
Sales & Office 937 23.7%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry, 0 0%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 820 20.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving 147 3.7%




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