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|Town of Avon|
Nottingham Lake in Avon
The home of Bob the Bridge.
Location of the Town of Avon in Eagle County, Colorado.
|Incorporated (town)||August, 1978|
|• Type||Home rule municipality|
|• Total||8.424 sq mi (21.819 km2)|
|• Land||8.349 sq mi (21.625 km2)|
|• Water||0.075 sq mi (0.194 km2)|
|Elevation||7,431 ft (2,265 m)|
|• Density||727/sq mi (281/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0204667|
The Town of Avon is a home rule municipality located in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 6,072 at the 2020 United States Census. The town is a part of the Edwards, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort which lies about two miles (3 km) south of the town. It was the previous site of Vail Resorts before the company moved its physical headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado, in 2006. The town is the home of Liberty Skis, an independent ski manufacturing company.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.0 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.25%) is water. The town rests at 7,430 feet (2265 m) above sea level.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,561 people, 1,890 households, and 971 families residing in the town. The population density was 695.9 people per square mile (268.7/km2). There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 320.0 per square mile (123.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.52% White, 0.79% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 21.79% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.96% of the population.
There were 1,890 households, out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 20.6% under the age of 18, 17.5% from 18 to 24, 47.1% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 1.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 141.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 144.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $56,921, and the median income for a family was $52,339. Males had a median income of $33,053 versus $30,703 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,115. About 7.1% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Town of Avon offers free public transportation comprising four bus routes. ECO Transit provides service within Eagle County, with routes linking Avon with Vail, Minturn, Leadville, Edwards, Eagle, Gypsum and Dotsero. Fares range from $3 to $5 per trip.
Avon does not have an active airport. Air passengers use either Eagle County Airport, located 27 miles (43 km) west, or Denver International Airport, located 130 miles (210 km) east. There had previously been a STOLport (Short Take-Off and Landing) facility in Avon, located between Chapel Place and Traer Creek Plaza. Its outline can be seen on aerial and satellite photography (a road overlays parts of the old runway).
- Interstate 70 runs east-west through the middle of Avon. to the east, it connects the town to Vail and Denver. To the west, it connects Avon to Gypsum and Grand Junction, ending at the intersection with Interstate 15, in Utah.
- US 6 begins in Bishop, California, and ends in Provincetown, Massachusetts, serving 12 other states. As in Colorado it runs mostly parallel to Interstates 70 and 76, it can be used as an alternate route from Avon to Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum.
A local four-lane access road spans the Eagle River on a 150-foot (46 m) bridge, constructed in 1992, that was christened "Bob" as the result of a local naming contest. Avon received national attention for the humorous name and made "Bob the Bridge" the theme for several local festivals.
- Lech am Arlberg, Austria
According to Avon's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa||330|
|4||Maya, Mexican Kitchen||132|
|5||Eagle River Water & Sanitation District||115|
|8||Town of Avon||99|
|9||Colorado Mountain Medical - Avon||71|
|10||Sheraton Mountain Vista||47|
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