The Town of Avon is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 6,447 at the 2010 United States Census. Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort which lies about two miles (3 km) south of the town. It was the previous site of Vail Resorts before the company moved its physical headquarters to Broomfield, CO. in 2006. The town also is the home of Liberty Skis, an independent ski manufacturing company.
Avon is located at 39°38′18″N 106°31′18″W (39.638254, -106.521797), along Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 6, and the Eagle River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km²), of which, 8.0 square miles (21 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km²) of it (0.25%) is water. The town rests at 7,430 feet (2265 m) above sea level.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,561 people, 1,890 households, and 971 families residing in the town. The population density was 695.9 people per square mile (268.7/km²). There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 320.0 per square mile (123.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.52% White, 0.79% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 21.79% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.96% of the population.
There were 1,890 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.23.
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