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Welcome to Avoca ...

The village of Avoca is located in Steuben County<1>.


The location of Avoca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Avoca, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1828.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Avoca has a population of 892 people<3> (see below for details).

Avoca is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Avoca lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avoca had an population of 892 people. This is a decrease of 5.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avoca had a population of 946 people. This makes Avoca the county's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 946 people, the population of Avoca decreased 6.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,008 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Avoca.

Communities Also Named Avoca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 25 communities that are also named Avoca - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avoca.

Communities near Avoca ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avoca.

  • Hornell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bath
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath is located in Steuben County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,407 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath <5>
  • Dansville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dansville
    • Dansville is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,334 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dansville <5>
  • Canisteo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Wayland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Steuben County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,755 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland <5>
  • Naples
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Arkport
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Cohocton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Savona
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • North Hornell
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hornell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hornell
    • North Hornell is located in Steuben County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avoca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avoca.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avoca. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avoca.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avoca. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Avoca.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avoca ...

Looking for more information about Avoca? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avoca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avoca.

Adding Avoca to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avoca in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Avoca was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Avoca post office opened in 1828.

We also found Avoca in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Avoca.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avoca. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Steuben County: www.steubencony.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Steuben, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avoca.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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