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Welcome to Avalon ...
The location of Avalon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Avalon, you might consider that their post office opened in 1888.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Avalon has a population of 4,539 people<3> (see below for details).
Avalon is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Avalon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avalon had an population of 4,539 people. This is a decrease of 3.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.26% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Avalon had a population of 4,705 people. This makes Avalon the county's 33rd most populous community.
The population of Avalon represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,705 people, the population of Avalon decreased 11.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,294 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Avalon.
Communities Also Named Avalon ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 25 communities that are also named Avalon - they are located in California, Delaware, Georgia (6), Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio (2), Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avalon.
Communities near Avalon ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avalon.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avalon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avalon.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avalon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avalon.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avalon. See our Newspapers Page for Avalon.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avalon ...
Looking for more information about Avalon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Avalon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Avalon.
Adding Avalon to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Avalon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Avalon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Avalon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Avalon.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avalon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Allegheny County: www.county.allegheny.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023