Avoca, Iowa

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Avoca, Iowa

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High Points

Avoca strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Avoca Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Avoca People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Avoca, Iowa

Comparing Avoca to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Avoca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51521
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.476
Longitude -95.337

Avoca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Avoca Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,610 100%
Male 780 48.4%
Female 830 51.6%
Under 18 374 23.2%
18+ 1,236 76.8%
65+ 344 21.4%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,597 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.4%

Estimated Avoca Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,562
Growth -48
Growth % -3%

Avoca Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.9%
Danish 10.7%
Irish 9.2%
US/American 7.8%
English 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Norwegian 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Dutch 1.6%
Swedish 1.5%
Polish 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Celtic 0.5%
Northern European 0.3%
British 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Avoca 1,610 $45,000
Hancock 207 $37,500
Marne 149 $36,806
Minden 564 $49,583
Oakland 1,487 $48,092
Shelby 696 $40,000
Walnut 778 $44,500

Avoca Public Libraries

Avoca Public Library
"213 NORTH ELM, BOX 219"
Avoca, Iowa
(712) 343-6358

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Avoca High Schools (2004)

Serves 190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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