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Avon, Indiana
Avon Haunted Bridge
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Location of Avon in Hendricks County, Indiana.
Location of Avon in Hendricks County, Indiana.
Avon, Indiana is located in Indiana
Avon, Indiana
Avon, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Avon, Indiana is located in the United States
Avon, Indiana
Avon, Indiana
Location in the United States
Avon, Indiana is located in North America
Avon, Indiana
Avon, Indiana
Location in North America
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 19.41 sq mi (50.26 km2)
 • Land 19.25 sq mi (49.87 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 21,474
 • Density 1,115.24/sq mi (430.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46123
Area code 317
FIPS code 18-02908
GNIS ID 430358

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2019 the estimated population was 18,706.

History

The first settlement at Avon was made around 1830. The first post office at Avon opened as Smootsdell, in 1868. It was renamed Avon in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902. The present name is after Avon, in England.

Geography

Avon is located at 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778 (39.763160, -86.387900).

According to the 2010 census, Avon has a total area of 14.34 square miles (37.14 km2), of which 14.24 square miles (36.88 km2) (or 99.3%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.7%) is water. Avon is 4 miles (6.4 km) north to south.

Demographics

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Avon 200 Sculpture
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 6,248
2010 12,446 99.2%
2020 21,474 72.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 12,446 people, 4,457 households, and 3,384 families living in the town. The population density was 874.0 inhabitants per square mile (337.5/km2). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 333.0 per square mile (128.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 5.9% Black, 0.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 4,457 households, of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 33.9 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Neighboring communities


Education

Public schools

Avon's public school system is the Avon Community School Corporation. The mascot is the Avon Oriole.

Schools in the system include:

  • High Schools (grades 9–12)
    • Avon High School
    • Harris Academy (shared with Brownsburg schools)
  • Middle Schools (grades 7–8)
    • Avon Middle School – North
    • Avon Middle School – South
  • Intermediate Schools (grades 5–6)
    • Avon Intermediate School – East
    • Avon Intermediate School – West
  • Elementary Schools (grades K–4)
    • Cedar Elementary School
    • Hickory Elementary School
    • Maple Elementary School
    • Pine Tree Elementary School
    • River Birch Elementary School
    • Sycamore Elementary School
    • White Oak Elementary School

Marching band

The Avon High School marching band is well known throughout the country. The Avon Marching Black and Gold, led by Jay Webb, Matt Harloff, Daniel Wiles, Karl Hartman, and Robert Burns, was ranked number one in the state of Indiana by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) seven years in a row (two times in Class B, five times in Class A). The winning streak ended during the ISSMA state championship on November 1, 2008 when they placed second. They again placed first in Class A on October 31, 2009 and on October 30, 2010, marking their ninth state championship in only ten years. On November 15, 2008, they were ranked as the best high school marching band in the country, placing first during Bands of America Grand Nationals for the first time in the school's history. The longest consecutive and uninterrupted national championship streak is three years, held by three schools: Marian Catholic High School (1987, 1988, 1989), Avon High School (2008, 2009, 2010) and Carmel High School (2016, 2017, 2018). In 2011, they placed 2nd.

Private schools

Private schools:

  • Kingsway Christian School (grades K–8)
  • Our Shepherd Lutheran School (grades PK–8)

Public library

Avon has a lending library, the Avon-Washington Township Public Library.

Notable people

  • Larry Dixon, 3-time NHRA Top Fuel Champion
  • Jay Drake, former race car driver
  • Chet Fillip, race car driver
  • Sergio Gomez, singer
  • Andrew Hines, 5-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion
  • William T. Hornaday, zoologist, savior of the bison
  • Leah Pritchett, NHRA Top Fuel driver
  • Patrick Rodgers, professional golfer
  • Jim Sorgi, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants NFL quarterback
  • Steve Talley, actor
  • Al Unser, Jr., former race car driver, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner
  • Bill Vukovich, Jr., former race car driver

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