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The population of Avalon is approximately 2,918 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,888 (1990).

The amount of land area in Avalon is 3.054 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.606 sq kilometers.
The distance from Avalon to Washington DC is 2440 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 400 miles. (as the crow flies)
Avalon is positioned 33.34 degrees north of the equator and 118.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Avalon elevation is 20 feet above sea level.
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Avalon location: 29 miles southwest of Los Angeles Harbor. It is on an island, Santa Catalina just off the Pacific Coast.

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Avalon history:

Catalina was discovered in 1542 by Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer. It was named in 1602 by the Spanish explorer, Sebastian Vizcaino. It was used by various peoples as a base for hunting sea otters. In 1863, the town experienced a small gold rush. In 1919, William Wrigley, Jr., the then owner of the Chicago Cubs and chewing gum magnate, purchased the island and established a conservation program for the island that still exists today. Tourism is the only source of income for the city.
The incorporation date of Avalon: June 26, 1913

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