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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 2012: $36,073 (it was $29,722 in 2000)
Avon:

$36,073
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,077

Avon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,797 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Avon:

$117,797
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $139,080; Detached houses: $154,565; In 2-unit structures: $238,488; Mobile homes: $71,411

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Avon races chart
  • White alone - 450 (97.6%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Avon: 168.2 (very high, 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 
 
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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:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Avon, Maine as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Avon to the number of sex offenders is 241 to 1.


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+: New York, NY (336.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

Avon household income distribution Avon home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Avon-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Avon town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 tornado 27.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 Avon center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 34.0 miles away from Avon center
On 9/7/2000 at 10:07:40, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Zebulon York - Confederate Army general.


Hospitals/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 12 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 76 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 78 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 79 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Maine (about 82 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New England (about 93 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 99 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

3.46
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Avon, ME

Avon compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.34%
Here33.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents62.8%9.2%8.0%4.3%3.6%
Congregations14.0%18.6%16.3%4.7%2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.6%1.5%1.4%5.3%
Congregations9.3%4.7%4.7%4.7%20.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($368 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.85% ($25,489 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.55% ($20,467)
from Oxford County, ME  0.48% ($28,769)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.99% ($27,916 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.59% ($31,516)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($31,079)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $147,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,660
Total average daily truck traffic: 499
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 7,948


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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2011, Expiration Date: 03/25/2021, Certifier: David E Mars
    Registrant: 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

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