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Avon, Massachusetts
Town
Avon Baptist Church
Avon Baptist Church
Official seal of Avon, Massachusetts
Seal
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled 1700
Incorporated 1888
Area
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 219 ft (67 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,356
 • Density 990.0/sq mi (385.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02322
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-02935
GNIS feature ID 0618314
Website www.avonmass.org

Avon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,356 at the 2010 census.

History

Avon separated from Stoughton in 1888.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (4.16%) is water. Avon is bordered by the City of Brockton on the south, Stoughton on the west, Randolph on the northeast, and Holbrook on the east. Avon is 17 miles (27 km) south of Boston; 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 211 miles (340 km) from New York City.

Demographics

See also: List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income

At the 2000 census, there were 4,443 people, 1,705 households and 1,220 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,014.7 per square mile (391.7/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 397.4 per square mile (153.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.45% White, 3.74% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population. In 2010, Avon was 92.37% Non-Hispanic White, down from 99.8% in 1990.

There were 1,705 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13.

Age distribution was 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median household income was $50,305, and the median family income was $60,625. Males had a median income of $41,582 versus $32,837 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,410. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The town is served by the Brockton Area Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which provide public transit service to Brockton and Boston.

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