Avalon, Florida

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Population in 2010: 679.
Males: 362  (53.4%)
Females: 317  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32583.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,843
Avalon:

$54,843
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,656

Avalon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $156,400
Avalon:

$156,400
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $159,762; Detached houses: $158,374

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,188.

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  • Races in Avalon, FL (2010)

    Avalon races chart
    • 59988.2%White alone
    • 304.4%Black alone
    • 172.5%Two or more races
    • 162.4%Hispanic
    • 121.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Avalon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avalon: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.2%), Irish (7.4%), English (6.9%), Scottish (6.2%), French (5.7%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Avalon,FL real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Avalon:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%

For population 15 years and over in Avalon CDP:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

174 residents are foreign born (11.5% Latin America).

This place:

24.3%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,202 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (9.7 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (135.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (498.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Mulat, FL (1.5 miles ), Garcon Point, FL (2.0 miles ), Dickerson City, FL (2.1 miles) , Pea Ridge, FL (2.1 miles ), Floridatown, FL (2.2 miles ), Bagdad, FL (2.3 miles ), Pace, FL (2.4 miles ), Ferry Pass, FL (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 30.54 N, Longitude: 87.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Avalon household income distribution Avalon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Avalon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Avalon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Avalon place center killed 17 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1956, a category F3 tornado 11.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avalon-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.8 miles away from Avalon center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.4 miles away from Avalon center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Rosa County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Avalon:

  • SANTA ROSA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MILTON, FL)
  • BAYSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PENSACOLA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • SANDY RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MILTON, FL)
  • WEST FLORIDA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • BAPTIST HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PENSACOLA, FL)

Amtrak station near Avalon:

  • 11 miles: PENSACOLA (980 E. HEINBURG ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avalon:

  • Pensacola State College (about 8 miles; Pensacola, FL; Full-time enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 8 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 37 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 37 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 47 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 59 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • University of South Alabama (about 66 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)

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Santa Rosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.418
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.39. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.2%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Florida average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Avalon CDP (based on Santa Rosa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,426116
Mainline Protestant15,73123
Catholic6,6673
Other1,80711
Black Protestant4273
None84,314-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Santa Rosa County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Santa Rosa County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 62
Santa Rosa County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Rosa County:

21.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

14.0%

10.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.62%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,698 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

0.34%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Escambia County, FL  2.36% ($35,476 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  1.30% ($35,173)
from Duval County, FL  0.12% ($48,515)


9.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,342 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

0.29%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Escambia County, FL  2.26% ($34,601 average AGI)
to Okaloosa County, FL  1.09% ($34,435)
to San Diego County, CA  0.28% ($51,664)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avalon:

  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WECM (1490 AM; 1 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPNN (790 AM; 1 kW; PENSACOLA, FL)
  • WZNO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 1230-AM)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVTJ (610 AM; 1 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 610-AM)
  • WBSR (1450 AM; 1 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: EASY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avalon:

  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEGS (91.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTGF (90.5 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: FAITH BIBLE COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRRX (106.1 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPCS (89.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W204BW (88.7 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Avalon:

  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRBD-LP (Channel 8; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W46CK (Channel 46; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W39BP (Channel 39; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA ACTS, INC.)
  • W47CG (Channel 47; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WBQP-CA (Channel 12; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: VERNON WATSON)
  • WBPG (Channel 55; GULF SHORES, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W19CO (Channel 19; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMOE-LP (Channel 12; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WGHA-LP (Channel 66; GULF SHORES , ETC., AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • $97,000Total costs
  • 147,185Total average daily traffic
  • 16,775Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91960-1969
  • 11980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Avalon, FL

Avalon compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Brazil (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bangladesh (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South America (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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