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Avoca, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Avoca is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Avoca.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.3398 and longitude -75.7363. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Avoca (see map) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avoca: Pleasant Valley.

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Avoca, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoca to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 532 70th
Population Density1 # 549 69th
Diversity Index2 # 883 50th
Median Household Income # 1080 39th
Per Capita Income # 960 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Avoca, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,553
Population in Households 2,553
Population in Familes 2,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,474
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,087
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 712
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $86,944
Average Home Value $99,968
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,737
Average Household Income $55,573
Per Capita Income $23,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.97% -0.6%
Households -0.83% -0.56%
Families -0.97% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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