Avonia, Pennsylvania

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Avonia, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Avonia sign.jpg
Avonia Village, PA sign
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Township Fairview
Elevation 675 ft (206 m)
Coordinates 42°3′4″N 80°16′13″W / 42.05111°N 80.27028°W / 42.05111; -80.27028Coordinates: 42°3′4″N 80°16′13″W / 42.05111°N 80.27028°W / 42.05111; -80.27028
Area 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 - land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,205 (2010)
Density 453.0/sq mi (175/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 814
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania.

Avonia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,205 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 1,331 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Avonia is located in west-central Erie County at 42°3′4″N 80°16′13″W / 42.05111°N 80.27028°W / 42.05111; -80.27028 (42.051197, -80.270399),[2] in the northwest part of Fairview Township. It is bordered to the north by Lake Erie, to the west by Girard Township, and to the south by the Fairview CDP. Pennsylvania Route 5 (West Lake Road) passes through the community, leading northeast 11 miles (18 km) to downtown Erie and southwest 5 miles (8 km) to Lake City. Pennsylvania Route 98 (Avonia Road) intersects PA 5 in the center of Avonia, leading south 1.2 miles (1.9 km) to the center of Fairview and 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 90.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Avonia CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,331 people, 497 households, and 389 families residing in the community. The population density was 509.0 people per square mile (196.9/km²). There were 540 housing units at an average density of 206.5/sq mi (79.9/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 98.57% White, 0.23% African American, 0.60% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 497 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

The population is spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in Avonia is $54,821, and the median income for a family was $60,865. Males had a median income of $41,779 versus $35,069 for females. The per capita income for the community was $25,709. About 1.7% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Avonia CDP, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.