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People

Total Population 2,659
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,252
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,107
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $703
Median House Value $103,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 34.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
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
Station PLEASANT MOUNT 1 W
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dupont 2,711 $54,892
Duryea 4,935 $65,586
Hughestown 1,566 $66,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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