Avon, Ohio

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Avon, Ohio
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Avon is located in Ohio
Avon
Avon
Location of Avon, Ohio
Avon is located in the United States
Avon
Avon
Avon (the United States)
Avon is located in North America
Avon
Avon
Avon (North America)
Coordinates: 41°27′2″N 82°1′18″W / 41.45056°N 82.02167°W / 41.45056; -82.02167Coordinates: 41°27′2″N 82°1′18″W / 41.45056°N 82.02167°W / 41.45056; -82.02167
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLorain
Government
 • MayorBryan Jensen
Area
 • Total20.85 sq mi (53.99 km2)
 • Land20.79 sq mi (53.84 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation670 ft (203 m)
Population
 • Total21,193
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
23,399
 • Density1,125.60/sq mi (434.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44011
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-03352[5]
GNIS feature ID1064365[2]
Websitewww.cityofavon.com

Avon is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 24,847 at the 2020 census.

History[edit]

In the 17th century, what is now Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, and Westlake were all once one territory. This territory was inhabited by various Native American tribes, such as the Wyandots, Ottawas, and Eries, who lived in wigwams or simple-stone dwellings. They settled, traded, fought, and later forcibly moved elsewhere.

Township Number 7 in Range 16 of the Western Reserve received its first permanent American settlers during 1814 from Montgomery County, New York, led by Wilbur Cahoon.[a] The township was administered by Dover township and was part of Cuyahoga County. In 1818, Township Number 7 was organized and named "Xeuma", then later renamed "Troy Township". In 1824, Lorain County was created, and the name of Troy Township was changed to Avon Township. An Avon post office was established in 1825. The entire township was incorporated into a village in 1917, and became the City of Avon in 1961.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.87 square miles (54.05 km2), of which 20.81 square miles (53.90 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is covered by water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,460
19301,82625.1%
19402,11816.0%
19502,77330.9%
19606,002116.4%
19707,21420.2%
19807,2410.4%
19907,3371.3%
200011,44656.0%
201021,19385.2%
202024,84717.2%
2021 (est.)25,2661.7%
Sources:[9][10][11][5][12]

2020 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2020, Avon has a population of 24,847 people and 8,108 households with 2.81 persons per household. In terms of demographics, the population of Avon was 90.5% White, 4.9% African-American, 0.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian-American, 1.4% two or more races, and 2.9% Hispanic or Latino. Of the 24.847 people, 6.4% are under five-years-old, 30.3% are under 18, and 15.3% are 65 years old or older. In terms of gender, the population was recorded as 50.7% female. 96.7% of those residing in Avon who are 25 years old or older are high school graduates or higher and 53.7% of those aged 25 and older have a Bachelor's degree or a higher level of education.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, 21,193 people, 7,584 households, and 5,750 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,018.4 inhabitants per square mile (393.2/km2). There were 8,007 housing units at a density of 384.8 per square mile (148.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 2.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.4% of the population.

Of the 7,584 households, 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were not families. About 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years; 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 49.4% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[14]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, 11,446 people, 4,088 households, and 3,143 families lived in the city. The population density was 548.4 people per mi2 (211.8/km2). The 4,291 housing units averaged 205.6 per mi2 (79.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.02% White, 0.72% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.28% of the population.

Original town hall for Avon at French Creek

Of 4,088 households, 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were not families. About 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was distributed as 27.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,747, and for a family was $75,951. Males had a median income of $53,973 versus $31,660 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,334. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Avon Local School District operates three elementary schools, one middle school, and Avon High School.[15] Avon Middle School was named a Blue Ribbon recipient for 2020 by the United States Department of Education. [16]

Avon has a public library, a branch of the Lorain Public Library.[17] As of June 2022, this library is under construction to add 16,000 square feet to the existing library after receiving the funds necessary for such an expansion after passing in a levy in May 2020. [18]

Government[edit]

The city typically votes for the Republican Party in federal and state elections. It, along with the rest of the state, continue to trend towards the Republican Party and away from the Democratic Party. In local elections, all candidates run without a party affiliation. Therefore, all city office holders are unaffiliated with a political party.

The city's leadership currently includes:

Office title Incumbent Term expiration date
Mayor Bryan K. Jensen 12/31/25
Council At Large Brian Fischer 12/31/25
Council At Large Tammy S. Holtzmeier 12/31/25
Council At Large Craig Witherspoon 12/31/25
1st Ward Council Jennifer Demaline 12/31/25
2nd Ward Council Dennis McBride 12/31/25
3rd Ward Council Tony Moore 12/31/25
4th Ward Council Scott Radcliffe 12/31/25

Notable people[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Wilbur Cahoon House is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, reference №: 78002104[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  7. ^ About Avon Ohio avonohiohomes.com, retrieved June 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  9. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. 1960. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Avon city, Ohio". census.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  13. ^ United States Census Bureau, Quick Facts Avon City, Ohio, retrieved 23 October 2021
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Homepage". Avon Local School district. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  16. ^ United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools: Middle Schools (PDF), retrieved 25 October 2021
  17. ^ "Locations & Hours". Lorain Public Library. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  18. ^ Martin, Kevin (10 August 2021). "Avon Breaks Ground on Library Expansion". The Morning Journal. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  19. ^ Michigan Historical Commission (1924). Michigan Biographies: Including Members of Congress, Elective State Officers, Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of the Michigan Legislature, Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, State Board of Agriculture and State Board of Education, Volume 1. Google Books. p. 448.

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