General Law city
Incorporated: June 26, 1913
City Hall: 410 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, California 90704
Population (2020 Census): 3,460 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 21.8%
Population Density (2020 Census): 1,198.9 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 2,195
Persons Per Housing Unit: 1.6
Land Area: 2.89 square miles (7.47 square kilometers)
Water Area: 4.77 square miles (12.35 square kilometers)
Total Area: 7.66 square miles (19.84 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.343335 -118.317615
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Named by George Shatto about 1887 after the legendary Elysium of King Arthur, a sort of Celtic paradise. The city had been called Bay of Seven Moons, Johnson's Landing, Dakin's Cove and Timms' Landing prior to being named Avalon.
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