Avoca, Pennsylvania

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Avoca, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Avoca, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Avoca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18641
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.339
Longitude -75.736

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 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
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Avoca Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,851 100%
Male 1,375 48.2%
Female 1,476 51.8%
Under 18 605 21.2%
18+ 2,246 78.8%
65+ 519 18.2%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,830 99.3%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.1%

Estimated Avoca Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,712
Growth -139
Growth % -4.9%

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
Polish 30.1%
Irish 27.8%
Italian 13.1%
German 4.9%
English 3.8%
Lithuanian 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
Scottish 2.1%
Russian 2%
Welsh 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
British 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Greek 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Avoca 2,851 $44,185
Dupont 2,719 $39,250
Duryea 4,634 $41,775
Hughestown 1,541 $50,938
Moosic 5,575 $47,703
Old Forge 8,798 $46,152
Pittston 8,104 $33,861
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