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Welcome to Avoca ...
The location of Avoca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Avoca has a population of 2,629 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Avoca.
Avoca is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Avoca lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Avoca: (570)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avoca had an population of 2,629 people. This is a decrease of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Avoca had a population of 2,661 people. This makes Avoca the county's 23rd most populous community.
The population of Avoca represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 353rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,661 people, the population of Avoca decreased 6.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,851 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Avoca.
Adding Avoca to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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.
In addition, we also found mention of Avoca elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Avoca on a Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Avoca on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Avoca ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, 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.
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. 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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 Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021