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The Borough of Avoca had a population of 2,530 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Avoca is located at latitude 41.3398 and longitude -75.7363 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Avoca encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Borough of Avoca has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avoca: Pleasant Valley.

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Avoca, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,530 (100%)
Population in Households 2,530 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,040 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,452
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $59,634
Average Household Income $71,613
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $30,627
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 806 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $118,718
Average Home Value $131,141
Housing Affordability Index3 243


Total Households 1,082
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 699
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.45% -0.32%
Households -0.35% -0.3%
Families -0.53% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%

Avoca, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoca to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 526 70th
Population Density # 545 69th
Median Household Income # 753 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 1376 78th
Per Capita Income # 777 56th
Diversity Index # 617 65th

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