Avoca, Wisconsin

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Avoca, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Avoca Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Avoca Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Avoca, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 9

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Avoca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Iowa
Standard Zip Codes 53506
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.181
Longitude -90.324

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 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
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Avoca Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 608 100%
Male 294 48.4%
Female 314 51.6%
Under 18 153 25.2%
18+ 455 74.8%
65+ 102 16.8%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 597 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Avoca Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 582
Growth -26
Growth % -4.3%

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 47.1%
Norwegian 12.6%
Irish 9.7%
Polish 5.8%
English 4.3%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
US/American 3.6%
Czech 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Swedish 2.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
Italian 1%
Scottish 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Avoca 608 $31,786
Blue River 429 $41,806
Cobb 442 $40,278
Highland 855 $44,875
Lone Rock 929 $37,750
Muscoda 1,453 $38,750
Richland Center 5,114 $38,625
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