Avon, Ohio

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Avon is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,446 at the 2000 census.

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History

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. The township was administered by Dover township and was part of Cuyahoga County. In 1818, Township Number 7 was organized and first named Xeuma, then later, 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. Eventually, the entire township was incorporated as the city of Avon.

Geography

Avon is located at 41°27′2″N 82°1′18″W / 41.45056°N 82.02167°W / 41.45056; -82.02167 (41.450538, -82.021670).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.1 km2), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.10%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,446 people, 4,088 households, and 3,143 families residing in the city. The population density was 548.4 people per square mile (211.8/km2). There were 4,291 housing units at an average density of 205.6/sq mi (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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

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