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Avena is a township in Fayette County.

The latitude of Avena is 39.043N. The longitude is -88.862W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,964.


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$32,552
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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29% of Avena residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Avena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Avena was $14,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Avena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Avena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $621.


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Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Avena political report.

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The average commute time for Avena workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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