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Avalon is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the place of Arthurian legend; another says it was named for a Celtic term for "orchard, or land of apples," because of the many fruit trees growing here
The latitude of Avalon is 40.500N. The longitude is -80.067W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 935 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,114.
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28% of Avalon residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Avalon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Avalon was $18,594, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Avalon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Avalon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Libraries in Avalon include Avalon Public Library ... View libraries
Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Avalon political report.
The average commute time for Avalon workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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