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Avoca - Luzerne county

Population 2,851

Avoca, Pennsylvania

Avoca, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 6 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 91 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Avoca has a population of 2,851.

The People and Families of Avoca

In Avoca, about 53% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Avoca had a median family income of $44,185.

Political Inclinations

Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.

Avoca Housing

Owners occupy 78% of the housing units in Avoca. On average, the construction date of housing in the town is earlier than you'll find in most places.

Commuting

In Avoca, 94% of commuters drive to work.
Avoca Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,851100%
Male1,37548.2%
Female1,47651.8%
Under 1860521.2%
18+2,24678.8%
65+51918.2%
Median Age40.6 
Average Family Size3.06 
White2,83099.3%
African-American40.1%
Asian40.1%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other30.1%
Mixed Race40.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above)30.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$44,185 
Population In Poverty1876.6%
Avoca Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish30.1%
Irish27.8%
Italian13.1%
German4.9%
English3.8%
Lithuanian2.8%
US/American2.7%
Scottish2.1%
Russian2%
Welsh1.9%
Slovak1.7%
Scotch-Irish1.4%
British1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.2%
Pennsylvania German0.9%
Greek0.5%
Eastern European0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
Swedish0.2%

  


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