Avon (village), New York
|Avon, New York|
The former Erie Railroad depot in Avon, serving as Duffy's Tavern in January 2015.
|• Total||3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)|
|• Land||3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (198 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||3,290|
|• Density||1,100/sq mi (440/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0942736|
Avon was founded across the river from the Seneca Indian village called Conawagus (or Ca-noh-wa-gas, or Conewaugus, Canawaugus, or Ga:non'wagês). The village was located on the west side of the Genesee River, "about a mile above the ford". The Seneca religious leader Handsome Lake was born here about 1735. Governor Blacksnake moved here shortly after his birth. Cornplanter was born here around 1750.
White settlers arrived about 1785 and formed the town in 1789 as Hartford, changed in 1808 to Avon.
Mineral springs near the village made the village locally famous as a spa in the early 19th Century. The village was incorporated in 1858. Avon was also known historically for harness racing at the Avon Driving Park. The Avon station on the Erie Railroad opened in 1865.
Avon is located at (42.91029, -77.747687).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,151 households, and 749 families residing in the village. The population density was 992.8 people per square mile (383.1/km²). There were 1,215 housing units at an average density of 405.2 per square mile (156.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.70% White, 1.85% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 1,151 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,109, and the median income for a family was $53,105. Males had a median income of $40,156 versus $27,470 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,758. About 6.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
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