Avon is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 729 people and just one neighborhood, Avon is the 681st largest community in Illinois. Avon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Avon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.61% of the Avon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Avon is a village of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Avon who work in sales jobs (10.93%), food service (8.47%), and healthcare (7.65%).
A relatively large number of people in Avon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.82% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Overall, Avon’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.