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Avon, Colorado
Town of Avon
Nottingham Lake in Avon
Nottingham Lake in Avon
The home of Bob the Bridge.
Location of the Town of Avon in Eagle County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Avon in Eagle County, Colorado.
Avon, Colorado is located in the United States
Avon, Colorado
Avon, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Eagle County
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)
7,431 ft (2,265 m)
 • Total 6,072
 • Density 727/sq mi (281/km2)
 • Metro
 • CSA
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-04110
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.


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Map of Eagle County
Avon is along I-70 and the Eagle River.

Avon is located at 39°38′18″N 106°31′18″W / 39.63833°N 106.52167°W / 39.63833; -106.52167 (39.638254, -106.521797), along Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 6, and the Eagle River.

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 640
1990 1,798 180.9%
2000 5,561 209.3%
2010 6,447 15.9%
2020 6,072 −5.8%
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.


Avon includes a number of neighborhoods including Wildridge, Eagle-Vail, Wildwood, Mountain Star.


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).

Major highways

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.

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Top employers

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
2 Walmart 250
3 City Market 139
4 Maya, Mexican Kitchen 132
5 Eagle River Water & Sanitation District 115
6 Home Depot 112
7 Christie Lodge 105
8 Town of Avon 99
9 Colorado Mountain Medical - Avon 71
10 Sheraton Mountain Vista 47

See also

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