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Avon, South Dakota
Main St. in Avon.
Main St. in Avon.
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Bon Homme
Established 1879
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,617 ft (493 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 590
 • Estimate 
(2019)
590
 • Density 910.49/sq mi (351.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57315
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-02900
GNIS feature ID 1253731
Website Avon, South Dakota

Avon is a city in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 590 at the 2010 census.

History

Avon was founded in 1879. The community owes its name to Avon, New York, the hometown of an early postmaster. Construction of the railroad prompted the town to move to its current site in 1900.

Geography

Avon is located at 43°0′24″N 98°3′33″W / 43.00667°N 98.05917°W / 43.00667; -98.05917 (43.006780, -98.059092).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.

Avon has been assigned the ZIP code 57315, and the FIPS place code 02900.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 451
1920 630 39.7%
1930 670 6.3%
1940 728 8.7%
1950 692 −4.9%
1960 637 −7.9%
1970 610 −4.2%
1980 576 −5.6%
1990 576 0.0%
2000 561 −2.6%
2010 590 5.2%
2019 (est.) 590 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 590 people, 256 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.9 inhabitants per square mile (355.9/km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 489.1 per square mile (188.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 3.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 256 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Education

Avon Public Schools are part of the Avon School District. The district has one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. Students attend Avon High School.

Notable person

South Dakota Senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was born and raised in Avon until he was six, when his family moved to Mitchell, South Dakota.

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