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Ben Avon is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community name is Scottish for "hill by the waters"
The latitude of Ben Avon is 40.508N. The longitude is -80.083W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,850.
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27% of Ben Avon residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ben Avon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ben Avon was $26,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Ben Avon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ben Avon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $476. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,203.
Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ben Avon political report.
The average commute time for Ben Avon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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