Avoca, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Avoca, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Avoca had a population of 2,531 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 1215381) 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, 2018)


Total Population 2,531
Population in Households 2,531
Population in Familes 2,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,453
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $51,651
Average Household Income $66,225
Per Capita Income $27,971


Total Housing Units 1,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 782 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $112,879
Average Home Value $135,902


Total Households 1,069
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.61% -0.48%
Households -0.63% -0.51%
Families -0.81% -0.61%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Avoca, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoca to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 534 70th
Population Density # 547 69th
Diversity Index # 729 59th
Median Household Income # 904 49th
Per Capita Income # 754 57th

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