Avon, Maine

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Population in 2010: 461. Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 222  (48.2%)
Females: 239  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04966.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,434 (it was $29,722 in 2000)
Avon:

$42,434
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,187 (it was $15,573 in 2000)

Avon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $128,019 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Avon:

$128,019
ME:

$184,700
  • Races in Avon, ME (2010)

    Avon races chart
    • 45097.6%White alone
    • 51.1%Hispanic
    • 30.7%Black alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avon: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (43.1%), English (30.2%), French (8.1%), Irish (6.9%), German (4.6%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1802

Elevation: 493 feet

Land area: 41.3 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Avon,ME real estate house value index trend

Avon, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Avon:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avon town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Avon town:  0.9% ($664)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Avon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (77.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (175.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (326.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Phillips, ME (2.1 miles ), Strong, ME (2.5 miles ), Weld, ME (2.8 miles ), Temple, ME (2.8 miles ), Madrid, ME (2.9 miles) , New Vineyard, ME (3.1 miles ), Farmington, ME (3.5 miles ), Industry, ME (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 44.79 N, Longitude: 70.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Avon, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Avon-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from Avon center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from Avon center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avon topographic map

Birthplace of: Zebulon York - Confederate Army general.

Hospitals and medical centers near Avon:

  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)

airports located in Avon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avon:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 13 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 41 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 68 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Husson University (about 76 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 78 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 80 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Maine (about 82 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)

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Cemeteries: Pease Cemetery (1), Avon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Day Mountain Pond (A), Mount Blue Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trask Brook (A), Dickey Brook (B), Mount Blue Stream (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 38.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.2
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.0%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,9365
Mainline Protestant2,00321
Evangelical Protestant90816
Other4272
None23,494-
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: 14
Franklin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Franklin County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

14.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

24.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.90% ($26,206 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.54% ($29,552)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.49% ($38,396)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.94% ($29,921 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.70% ($35,453)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.59% ($36,508)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avon:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avon:

  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Avon:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $147,000Total costs
  • 5,583Total average daily traffic
  • 491Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,841Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MT BLUE, Top Of Mt Blue, Mt Blue State Park (Lat: 44.728111 Lon: -70.342000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQNM773, Licensee ID: L01544791
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.575 MHz, 942.975 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/2011, Expiration Date: 03/25/2021, Certifier: David E MarsRegistrant: State Of; Mscommnet Project Maine, 91 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0091, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Avon compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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