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Avalon is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community was named for an island in the legend of King Arthur.
The latitude of Avalon is 33.342N. The longitude is -118.326W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,312.
The Avalon Casino Terrace Ballroom was wildly popular during the big-band era. Swing music was broadcast from here across the country.
Chewing gum king William Wrigley bought the island in 1919. For 30 years, the island was the site of the Chicago Cubs spring training camp. Members of the Wrigley family turned their holdings over to the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy in 1975.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Avalon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 90704 ZIP code.
13% of Avalon residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $21,032, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% 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 $757. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,839.
Libraries in Avalon include Avalon Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Avalon include KAZA.
Los Angeles 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 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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