Avoca, Pennsylvania Population 2024

2,531

Avoca is a city located in Lackawanna County and Luzerne County Pennsylvania. Avoca has a 2024 population of 2,531. Avoca is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 1.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,503 in 2020.

The average household income in Avoca is $85,675 with a poverty rate of 5.66%. The median age in Avoca is 45.7 years: 42.7 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Avoca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Avoca was:

  • White: 95.73%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,480.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.12% (28)
The current population of Avoca, Pennsylvania is 2,531 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,503.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,41995.73%
Two or more races1084.27%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Avoca Population by Race

Avoca Population Pyramid 2024

Avoca Median Age

45.7

Total

42.7

Male

48.6

Female

Avoca Adults

There are 2,115 adults, (578 of whom are seniors) in Avoca.

Avoca Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Avoca Sex Ratio

Female1,27350.38%
Male1,25449.62%

Avoca Population by Age

Avoca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0992.376.123.9
Married4252.7892.57.5
Non Family3551.0759.740.3
Female2093.2562.737.3
Male1102.5990.99.1

2.7

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Avoca Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade643.41%
Associates Degree22812.16%
Bachelors Degree1508%
Graduate Degree1045.55%
High School Graduate75440.21%
Less Than 9th Grade30.16%
Some College57230.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Avoca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Avoca Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8371,770248
2+ Races28286
Hispanic10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 21.43%.

Avoca Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,938$81,538$59,514
Graduate Degree$95,526$59,167$95,987
High School Graduate$42,163$49,914$30,417
Less Than 9th Grade$26,667$0$0
Overall$42,226$48,144$36,106
Some College$36,724$40,969$29,500

$42,226

Average Earnings

$48,144

Average Male

$36,106

Average Female

Avoca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Avoca Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Avoca Language

98.95% of Avoca residents speak only English, while 1.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Avoca Language

Avoca Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,3781436.01%

5.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.26%

Male Poverty Rate

6.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avoca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avoca is White, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avoca is White, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.58%.

Avoca Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.84%
High School5.17%
Some College2.75%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Avoca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed21.05%
Female Employed2.61%
Male Employed2.05%

Avoca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Avoca Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$80,096$95,375
Households$65,924$85,675
Married Families$83,466$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,792$45,257

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Avoca Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Avoca Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Avoca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Avoca Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Avoca Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

139

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam55
First Gulf War26
Korea5
World War II5
Second Gulf War3

Avoca Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+64
35 to 5432
65 to 7431
55 to 649
18 to 343

Avoca Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1396.8%

Avoca Veterans by Race

Avoca Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avoca Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Avoca Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Avoca Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Avoca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.94%

Born in Avoca

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Avoca residents were born in the United States, with 86.94% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Avoca Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,56670.27%
20282,55970.27%
20272,55270.28%
20262,54570.28%
20252,53870.28%
20242,53170.28%
20232,52440.16%
20222,52040.16%
20212,516130.52%
20202,503-106-4.06%
20192,609-4-0.15%
20182,613-1-0.04%
20172,61440.15%
20162,610-9-0.34%
20152,619-7-0.27%
20142,626-5-0.19%
20132,631-13-0.49%
20122,64420.08%
20112,64240.15%
20102,63800%
20002,851-46-1.59%
19902,897-639-18.07%
19803,536-7-0.2%
19703,543-19-0.53%
19603,562-478-11.83%
19504,040-731-15.32%
19404,771-172-3.48%
19304,943-7-0.14%
19204,9503166.82%
19104,6341,14732.89%
19003,48745615.04%
18903,03146518.12%
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Avoca Population by Year