Avon, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 535 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 264  (49.5%)
Females: 271  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36312.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,359 (it was $37,679 in 2000)
Avon:

$40,359
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,275 (it was $18,152 in 2000)

Avon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,763 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Avon:

$111,763
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $262,538; Detached houses: $319,674; Mobile homes: $61,193

Median gross rent in 2016: $585.

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  • Races in Avon, AL (2010)

    Avon races chart
    • 50793.4%White alone
    • 101.8%Black alone
    • 101.8%American Indian alone
    • 91.7%Two or more races
    • 71.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avon: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (65.1%), English (6.3%), German (3.8%), European (2.9%), Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 255 feet

Land area: 2.63 square miles.

Population density: 203 people per square mile   (very low).

Avon, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Avon:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avon town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $431 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $320 (0.4%)

Avon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (8.0 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (100.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (610.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Cowarts, AL (1.3 miles ), Ashford, AL (1.6 miles ), Webb, AL (2.2 miles ), Dothan, AL (2.8 miles ), Kinsey, AL (2.8 miles ), Cottonwood, AL (3.1 miles ), Rehobeth, AL (3.2 miles ), Taylor, AL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $148,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $154,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.19 N, Longitude: 85.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

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

6.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Avon, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Avon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Avon town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.4 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 118.0 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 351.3 miles away from Avon 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 191.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 246.8 miles away from Avon 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 185.6 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 Houston County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Avon:

  • SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • DAVITA WIREGRASS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • DCI DOTHAN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • HOUSTON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • EXTENDICARE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • COVENANT HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Avon:

  • 9 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avon:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 14 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 34 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 49 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Troy University (about 58 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Darton State College (about 69 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 70 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 73 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)

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Church in Avon: Bluff Springs Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bluff Springs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Blakey Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Houston 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 2012 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alabama average:

12.0

Avon travel time to work - commute Avon mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Avon town (based on Houston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,486152
Mainline Protestant12,24531
Black Protestant3,85518
Catholic2,5511
Other1,8827
Orthodox401
None20,488-
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
Houston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Houston County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Houston County:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 70
Here:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

33.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Avon:

50.3%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Avon:

51.5%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Avon:

29.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Avon:

18.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avon:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avon:

33.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Avon:

53.8%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Avon:

82.8%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avon, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$583
Totals for Government 0$0 2$583

7.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($310 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.06%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dale County, AL  0.98% ($38,291 average AGI)
from Henry County, AL  0.44% ($25,911)
from Geneva County, AL  0.43% ($24,206)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dale County, AL  0.92% ($28,603 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.46% ($29,679)
to Geneva County, AL  0.45% ($24,937)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avon:

  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WBBK (1260 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avon:

  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WTOT-FM (101.7 FM; GRACEVILLE, FL; Owner: GRF, INC.)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWGF (107.5 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WGMK (106.3 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING CO)

TV broadcast stations around Avon:

  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W69DO (Channel 69; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Avon fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 2014 05:30 AM, Us-Sr 12, Sage Rd, Lat: 31.18754, Lon: -85.27573, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 2008 10:58 AM, Us-Sr 12, 9, Lat: 31.18974, Lon: -85.28853, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 28, 2003 03:30 PM, 1197, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Apr 18, 1993 01:45 AM, 1191, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 25, 1983 06:15 PM, 84, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 30, 1978 09:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $13,649,000Total costs
  • 34,697Total average daily traffic
  • 4,210Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,222Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Avon, AL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$83,2501$92,1205$148,8621$70,1801$31,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$33,8802$143,0950$01$33,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$89,6650$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0419.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$59,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0419.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Avon compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
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