Avalon, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Avalon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Avalon had a population of 4,551 as of July 1, 2016. Avalon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avalon is located at latitude 40.5012 and longitude -80.0685 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Avalon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 958 feet.

The Borough of Avalon (GNIS ID: 1214764) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avalon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avalon: Birmingham, Myler, West Bellevue.

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Avalon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,551
Population in Households 4,468
Population in Familes 2,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 7,380
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 2,348
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 1,024
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,076 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,272 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 391 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $82,613
Average Home Value $99,303


Median Household Income $37,221
Average Household Income $45,802
Per Capita Income $24,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.33%
Households -0.42% -0.25%
Families -0.66% -0.39%
Median Household Income   -1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Avalon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avalon to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 294 83rd
Population Density1 # 42 98th
Diversity Index2 # 358 80th
Median Household Income # 1518 14th
Per Capita Income # 1018 42nd

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