Avon, Indiana

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Town of Avon, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHendricks
TownshipWashington
Area[1]
 • Total14.34 sq mi (37.14 km2)
 • Land14.24 sq mi (36.88 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total12,446
 • Estimate (2012[3])13,306
 • Density874.0/sq mi (337.5/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code46123
Area code(s)317
FIPS code18-02908[4]
GNIS feature ID0430358[5]
Websitehttp://www.avongov.org/
 
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Town of Avon, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHendricks
TownshipWashington
Area[1]
 • Total14.34 sq mi (37.14 km2)
 • Land14.24 sq mi (36.88 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total12,446
 • Estimate (2012[3])13,306
 • Density874.0/sq mi (337.5/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code46123
Area code(s)317
FIPS code18-02908[4]
GNIS feature ID0430358[5]
Websitehttp://www.avongov.org/

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 Census.

Avon was incorporated in 1996. Previous town names included Hampton, White Lick, Smootsdale and New Philadelphia. The name Avon was placed on a sign by a railroad company.

Geography[edit]

Avon is located at 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W / 39.76306°N 86.38778°W / 39.76306; -86.38778 (39.763160, -86.387900)[6].

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 14.34 square miles (37.1 km2), of which 14.24 square miles (36.9 km2) (or 99.30%) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.70%) is water.[7] Avon is 4 miles (6.4 km) north to south.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
20006,248
201012,44699.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 12,446 people, 4,457 households, and 3,384 families residing in the town. The population density was 874.0 inhabitants per square mile (337.5 /km2). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 333.0 per square mile (128.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 5.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 4,457 households of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 33.9 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,248 people, 2,127 households, and 1,786 families residing in the town. The population density was 976.2 people per square mile (378.1/km²). There were 2,240 housing units at an average density of 351.1 per square mile (135.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.87% White, 0.58% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 2,127 households out of which 51.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $66,782, and the median income for a family was $68,205. Males had a median income of $48,542 versus $31,010 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,740. About 2.7% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Avon's public school system is the Avon Community School Corporation. The mascot is the Avon Oriole.

Schools in the system include:

Marching band[edit]

The Avon High School marching band is well known throughout the country. The Avon Marching Black and Gold, led by Jay Webb, Matt Harloff, and Robert Burns, was ranked number one in the state of Indiana by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) seven years in a row (two times in Class B, five times in Class A).[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] The winning streak ended during the ISSMA state championship on November 1, 2008 when they placed second.[15] They again placed first in Class A on October 31, 2009 and on October 30, 2010, marking their ninth state championship in only ten years.[16] On November 15, 2008, they were ranked as the best high school marching band in the country, placing first during Bands of America Grand Nationals for the first time in the school's history. They won again in 2009 and 2010, making them the first band to win three years in a row since Marian Catholic in 1989. In 2011, they placed 2nd.[17]

Private schools[edit]

Private schools:

Notable people[edit]

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