Avoca, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 75  (55.6%)
Females: 60  (44.4%)
Median resident age:

57.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56114

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,343 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Avoca:

$50,343
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,207 (it was $13,184 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $40,437 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Avoca:

$40,437
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $62,207; detached houses: $62,296

Median gross rent in 2019: $730.

March 2019 cost of living index in Avoca: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%

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    • 9697.0%White alone
    • 22.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (55.4%), American (12.5%), Northern European (10.7%), Norwegian (8.9%), Dutch (5.4%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1530 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

Avoca, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $746 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $265 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (61.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (136.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (429.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fulda, MN (2.4 miles ),
Slayton, MN (2.5 miles ),
Iona, MN (2.7 miles),
Currie, MN (2.9 miles ),
Dovray, MN (3.0 miles),
Hadley, MN (3.3 miles),
Dundee, MN (3.4 miles),
Kinbrae, MN (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 43.95 N, Longitude: 95.65 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Avoca, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Avoca, MN in 2019

Avoca satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Avoca, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Food (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • Machinery (9.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.3%)
  • Food (18.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (11.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (9.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Machinery (15.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Avoca, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Art and design workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (15.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)

Average climate in Avoca, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Avoca-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Avoca city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avoca-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 136% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from Avoca center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from Avoca center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from Avoca center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Murray County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avoca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Avoca:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SLAYTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • MURRAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • SANFORD WESTBROOK MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WESTBROOK, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avoca:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 36 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 56 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 62 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Central College (about 82 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 84 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Avoca: Lime Lake Rest Area (A), Avoca Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Avoca: Faith Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Faith Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Avoca include: Avoca Historical Marker (1), Avoca State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ole J. Finstad - Minnesota State Legislator.

Murray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Avoca and their reported violations in the past:

AVOCA (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.0%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Avoca:

Marital status in Avoca, MN
  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Avoca:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Avoca, MN (based on Murray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19016
Catholic2,3305
Evangelical Protestant1,1665
None2,039-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Murray County:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Murray County:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Murray County:

10.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Avoca:

43.1%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

32.4%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.6%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avoca:

27.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

46.3%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

70.6%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avoca, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 3$8,936$35,7440$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$962
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$22
Sewerage 0$0 1$525
Water Supply 0$0 1$161
Totals for Government 3$8,936$35,7448$1,670

Avoca government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($118.52)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $259,000 ($1918.52)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($340.74)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($162.96)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($111.11)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($103.70)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($66.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($51.85)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($29.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($14.81)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($192.59)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($14.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($125.93)

Avoca government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($162.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($29.63)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $263,000 ($1948.15)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($400.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($170.37)
    Other: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($340.74)

Avoca government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $437,000 ($3237.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $393,000 ($2911.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,000 ($325.93)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avoca:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avoca:

  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Avoca:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.0mTotal length
  • 316Total average daily traffic
  • 316Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Avoca)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1956 81st St (Lat: 43.966667 Lon: -95.671667), Call Sign: WREZ471,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.287 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2020, Expiration Date: 01/09/2030, Certifier: Adam Pick, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SLAYTON, Cr-35 (Slayton-051002) (Lat: 44.020833 Lon: -95.702194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPNH402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2019, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD0BJW, Licensee ID: L01314554, Grant Date: 06/19/2017, Expiration Date: 08/15/2027, Certifier: Arl N Weinrebe, Registrant: Arl N Weinrebe, 201 Ne 2nd Street, Avoca, MN 56114
  • Call Sign: KD0IFX, Licensee ID: L01502512, Grant Date: 06/29/2009, Expiration Date: 06/29/2019, Certifier: Paul E Parenteau, Registrant: Paul E Parenteau, 35 Lime Lake Drive, Avoca, MN 56114
  • Call Sign: KE0WQH, Licensee ID: L02288133, Grant Date: 08/26/2019, Expiration Date: 08/26/2029, Certifier: Travis J Hoffman, Registrant: Travis J Hoffman, 361 Dakota Ave, Avoca, MN 56114

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Avoca, MN
  • 43.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Avoca, MN
  • 40.0%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Wood


Avoca compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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