Avon, Ohio

Coordinates: 41°26′55″N 82°00′06″W / 41.44861°N 82.00167°W / 41.44861; -82.00167
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Avon, Ohio
Original Avon Town Hall at French Creek
Original Avon Town Hall at French Creek
Location of Avon in Greater Cleveland
Location of Avon in Greater Cleveland
Avon is located in Ohio
Location of Avon, Ohio
Avon is located in the United States
Avon (the United States)
Avon is located in North America
Avon (North America)
Coordinates: 41°26′55″N 82°00′06″W / 41.44861°N 82.00167°W / 41.44861; -82.00167
CountryUnited States
 • Total20.85 sq mi (53.99 km2)
 • Land20.79 sq mi (53.84 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation689 ft (210 m)
 • Total24,847
 • Density1,195.26/sq mi (461.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code440
FIPS code39-03352[3]
GNIS feature ID1086500[2]

Avon (/ˈvɒn/ AY-von[4]) is a city in northeastern Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 24,847 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cleveland metropolitan area.


Henry Harrison Williams House

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.[6]


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.[7]


Historical population
2021 (est.)25,2661.7%

2020 census[edit]

As of the census[12] 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[13] 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[3] 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.

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.


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]

Public Library[edit]

Avon has a public library, a branch of the Lorain Public Library.[17] Starting in October 2022, Avon Branch Library went under construction to add over 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] The levy passed with 70 percent of voters voting in favor of the levy and the levy raised about $2 million in funding for the renovation. Other funding was secured through state and other funding sources. The massive renovation ended in January 2023 and the library had a grand reopening on February 4, 2023.[19] The new renovation included a Create Space, which has a CNC printer, EinScan 3D scanner, Roland printer, Epilogue laser engraver, Cricut Maker 3 machine, sublimation printer, heat press, mug press, Brother embroidery machine, sewing machine, and a 3D printer.[20] The expansion also allows the library to host various programs for all ages: babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. These programs can now take place in new program rooms. In addition, the library has three basic sections: kids, teens, and adults. There is a play area in the kid's section and the teen section has study areas and computers just for teens to use. There are numerous study rooms throughout the library for the public to use. A Norton Family Foundation Demo Kitchen was even installed to make culinary programs even easier for the library to offer. [19] The renovation allowed the library to better meet the needs of its community.


The city typically votes for the Republican Party in federal and state elections. 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]


  1. ^ The Wilbur Cahoon House is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, reference №: 78002104[5]


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  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
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  12. ^ United States Census Bureau, Quick Facts Avon City, Ohio, retrieved October 23, 2021
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  14. ^ "Avon (City) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  15. ^ "Homepage". Avon Local School district. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  16. ^ United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools: Middle Schools (PDF), retrieved October 25, 2021
  17. ^ "Locations & Hours". Lorain Public Library. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  18. ^ Martin, Kevin (August 10, 2021). "Avon Breaks Ground on Library Expansion". The Morning Journal. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  19. ^ a b MacMillan, Owen (January 30, 2023). "Ribbon-cutting marks completion of Avon Branch Library expansion". The Chronical. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  20. ^ "Create Space Inside the Avon Branch". www.lorainpubliclibrary.org. 2024. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  21. ^ "American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Red Barr". swimmingcoach.org. February 21, 2024.
  22. ^ 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. p. 448.

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