|Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey|
|Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea|
Map of Avon-by-the-Sea in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||March 23, 1900|
|Mayor||Robert Mahon (term ends April 30, 2015)|
|Administrator / Clerk||Timothy M. Gallagher|
|Total||0.541 sq mi (1.403 km2)|
|Land||0.426 sq mi (1.104 km2)|
|Water||0.115 sq mi (0.298 km2) 21.27%|
|Area rank||545th of 566 in state |
47th of 53 in county
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|Rank||491st of 566 in state |
41st of 53 in county
|Density||4,459.1/sq mi (1,721.7/km2)|
|Density rank||132nd of 566 in state |
13th of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885147|
Avon-by-the-Sea (often called simply Avon) is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,901, reflecting a decline of 343 (-15.3%) from the 2,244 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 79 (+3.6%) from the 2,165 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough's name is pronounced "Ah-von" (not "Ay-von").
Avon-by-the-Sea is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.541 square mile (1.403 km2), of which, 0.426 square mile (1.104 km2) of it was land and 0.115 square mile (0.298 km2) of it (21.27%) was water.(40.191418,-74.015105). According to the
Avon-by-the-Sea is located on the Atlantic Ocean. It also is surrounded by two other bodies of water. The south side of Avon is located on Shark River and the north end of Avon rests on Sylvan Lake. This seaside town is picturesque with it's charm and beauty.
|Population sources: 1910-1920 |
1930-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,901 people, 901 households, and 476.6 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,459.1 per square mile (1,721.7 /km2). There were 1,321 housing units at an average density of 3,098.6 per square mile (1,196.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.95% (1,843) White, 0.32% (6) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.63% (12) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.26% (24) from other races, and 0.84% (16) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.73% (71) of the population.
There were 901 households, of which 17.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the borough, 16.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.1 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $83,333 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,008) and the median family income was $113,750 (+/- $18,599). Males had a median income of $56,635 (+/- $32,033) versus $58,300 (+/- $5,223) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $58,063 (+/- $6,550). About 1.1% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,244 people, 1,043 households, and 535 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,262.9 people per square mile (2,014.9/km2). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 3,253.0 per square mile (1,245.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.15% White, 0.53% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 36.5% of Avon-by-the-Sea residents were of Irish ancestry, the third-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and second-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 1,043 households out of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the borough the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $60,192, and the median income for a family was $80,605. Males had a median income of $53,125 versus $35,857 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,238. About 2.3% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Avon-by-the-Sea has governed under the Walsh Act since 1919, by a three-member commission. Members of the commission are elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis.
As of 2013[update], members of the Avon-by-the-Sea Commission are Mayor Robert Mahon (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance), Francis Gorman (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety) and Robert P. McGovern (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property).
Avon-by-the-Sea is located in the 4th Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 30th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Avon-by-the-Sea had been in the 11th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Avon-by-the-Sea had been part of the 6th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).
The 30th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert Singer (R, Lakewood Township) and in the General Assembly by Sean T. Kean (R, Wall Township) and Dave Rible (R, Wall Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014), Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016), John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015) and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,465 registered voters in Avon-by-the-Sea, of which 379 (25.9%) were registered as Democrats, 415 (28.3%) were registered as Republicans and 670 (45.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.2% of the vote here (680 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 40.4% (480 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (9 votes), among the 1,189 ballots cast by the borough's 1,520 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.2%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 61.5% of the vote here (759 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 37.2% (459 votes) and other candidates with 0.2% (3 votes), among the 1,234 ballots cast by the borough's 1,605 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.9.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 64.1% of the vote here (583 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 29.6% (269 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.1% (46 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (4 votes), among the 909 ballots cast by the borough's 1,484 registered voters, yielding a 61.3% turnout.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend either Asbury Park High School or Manasquan High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationships with the respective districts, based on the results of a lottery under which 62.5% of students are sent to Manasquan and 37.5% to Asbury Park.
The Manasquan school also serves students from Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts.
Students may also apply to academy schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District, which include the Academy of Allied Health & Science, Biotechnology High School, High Technology High School, Marine Academy of Science and Technology and Communications High School. Students also have the option to attend Academy Charter High School in Lake Como, which accepts students on a lottery basis from the communities of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Avon-by-the-Sea.|
|Preceded by |
|Beaches of New Jersey||Succeeded by |
| ||Bradley Beach|
|Neptune City |