Avon, Alabama

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Avon is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 466. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 470. [1]



Avon is located at 31°11′22″N 85°16′45″W / 31.18944°N 85.27917°W / 31.18944; -85.27917 (31.189409, -85.279156)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it is land and 0.38% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 466 people, 185 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 176.9 people per square mile (68.4/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 76.7/sq mi (29.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.42% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,679, and the median income for a family was $42,273. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $18,068 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,152. About 9.2% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

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