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Avoca, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Avoca had a population of 2,496 as of July 1, 2023.

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 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.

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Avoca, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,496 (100%)
Population in Households 2,496 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,015 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,446
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $70,979
Average Household Income $85,336
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $38,258
Wealth Index5 69
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (56.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 871 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $170,473
Average Home Value $196,699
Housing Affordability Index3 155


Total Households 1,119
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 710
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.14% -0.21%
Households -0.03% -0.04%
Families   -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.40%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%

Avoca, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoca to the other 1,888 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 553 71st
Population Density # 562 70th
Median Household Income # 717 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 1407 75th
Per Capita Income # 744 61st
Diversity Index # 868 54th

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