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Welcome to Avoca ...

Avoca is located in Luzerne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Avoca has a population of 2,609 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Avoca.

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

The telephone area code for Avoca: (570)

The ZIP code for Avoca: 18641<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avoca had an population of 2,609 people. This is a decrease of 1.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.49% 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Avoca ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
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    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,532 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<6>
  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
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    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Avoca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,597 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<6>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
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    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Avoca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,787 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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      • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,278 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
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      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
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      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
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      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
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      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>

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.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Avoca was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Avoca on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Avoca on our Genealogy Page.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avoca.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Avoca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Avoca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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, 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 AvocaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3396, Longitude: -75.7404    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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