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 (2016)

Population (2016) 6,444
High School Diploma or more (%Adults 25+) 90.6
BA Degree or more (%Adults 25+) 43.2%
Households 2,099
Total Housing Units 3,923
% Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 39.8%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force (2016) 3,949
Unemployment Rate (2016) 0.6%
Median Household Income (2016) $56,223
Median Family Income (2016) $52,520
Poverty Rate (2016) 11.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) (2016) 16.6

Population by Age (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Total 6,444 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 572 8.9%
School Age (5 to 17) 1,143 17.7%
College Age (18 to 24) 469 7.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 2,892 44.9%
Adult (45 tp 64) 1,144 17.8%
Older Adult (65 plus) 224 3.5%
Median Age 31.4  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Total 6,444 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 58 0.9%
Black alone 179 2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Islander alone 20 0.3%
White alone 5,654 87.7%
Two or more race groups 24 0.4%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 3,141 48.7%
Mexican 2,692 41.8%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 449 7.0%


Educational Attainment (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs and older 4,260 100%
Less than 9th grade 241 5.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 158 3.9%
High School Graduate (incl. equivalent) 1,112 26.1%
Some College, no degree 432 10.1%
Associats Degree 475 11.2%
Bachelor's Degree 1,507 35.4%
Graduate or professional Degree 335 7.9%

Households (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Total Households 2,099 100%
Family Households 1,349 64.3%
Married with Children 651 31.0%
Married without Children 279 13.3%
Single Parents 297 14.1%
Other 122 5.8%
Non-family Households 750 35.7%
Living Alone 536 25.5%
Average Household Size 3  
Average Family Household Size 3.7  

Housing Units (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Total Housing Units 3,923 100%
Owner Occupied 916 23.3%
Renter Occupied 1,183 30.2%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 1,562 39.8%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 548 14.0%
2-9 Units 326 8.3%
10-19 Units 528 13.5%
20 or more units 341 8.7%
Built prior to 1940 93 2.4%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 3,939
Employed 3,915
Unemployed 24
Unemployment Rate 0.6%
   

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Worker 16 yrs and older 3,744 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 2,709 72.4%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 591 15.8%
Public transportation (includes taxies) 253 6.8%
Walked 148 4.0%
Other means 20 0.5%
Worked at home 23 0.6%
Mean travel time to work 17  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Avon % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 yrs and older 3,915 100%
Management, Professional, and related 930 23.8%
Service 995 25.4%
Sales & Office 1,040 26.7%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry, 0 0%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 728 18.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving 222 5.7%




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