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Welcome to Avoca ...

Avoca is located in Luzerne County.

The location of Avoca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Avoca has a population of 2,630 people<2> (see below for details).

Avoca is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Avoca is within the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 2,851 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Avoca had an population of 2,630 people. This is a decrease of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.75% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Avoca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Avoca and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Archbald   [Map]   6,954   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blakely   [Map]   6,245   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dickson City   [Map]   5,799   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   13,069   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kingston   [Map]   12,878   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nanticoke   [Map]   10,279   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Avoca.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avoca. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avoca.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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About Luzerne County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avoca.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avoca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avoca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avoca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3362, Longitude: -75.7410     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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