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Avon, Indiana
Town
Town of Avon
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 14.34 sq mi (37.14 km2)
 • Land 14.24 sq mi (36.88 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,446
 • Estimate (2012) 13,306
 • Density 874.0/sq mi (337.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46123
Area code 317
FIPS code 18-02908
GNIS ID 430358
Website www.avongov.org

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 Census.

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

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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

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 6,248
2010 12,446 99.2%
Est. 2015 16,451 32.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 12,446 people, 4,457 households, and 3,384 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 6,248 people, 2,127 households, and 1,786 families residing in the town. The population density was 976.2 people per square mile (378.1/km²). There were 2,240 housing units at an average density of 351.1 per square mile (135.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.87% White, 0.58% Black, 0.26% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 2,127 households out of which 51.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $66,782, and the median income for a family was $68,205. Males had a median income of $48,542 versus $31,010 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,740. About 2.7% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

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